Beaverton Man Struck & Killed Running to Catch Bus

Date: March 2, 2016

Location: Beaverton, Ore.

Name: Zachary Ronald Marsh

Beaverton, Ore. – Zachary Ronald Marsh, 29 was struck by a car and killed, while running through traffic to catch a TriMet bus.

According to Beaverton Police, at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday night Zachary Ronald Marsh ran through traffic that had a green light on Southwest Hall Boulevard. Mike Rowe of the Beaverton Police Department stated that a vehicle traveling westbound struck Marsh near Greenway Boulevard.

The driver stayed on scene and was fully cooperative with investigators. The driver was not issued a citation and was not at fault in the crash, Rowe said.

Life Flight transported Zachary to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Southwest Hall Boulevard was closed from Greenway Boulevard and Nimbus Avenue until about 6 p.m. while a full investigation was conducted.

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Zachary Ronald Marsh.

When accidents like this happen it is important that you protect the rights of those who lost their life and their family.

Oregon wrongful death claims are allowed under ORS 30.020, but the law is much more complicated than a normal accident case. First of all, the statute of limitations (SOL)(time limit on filing a claim) is different. For most car accidents, the SOL is two years, but for wrongful death, the SOL is “three years after the injury causing the death . . . is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. . . .”

Additionally, there are limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim. The most common claimants are:

  • Spouses
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents (including stepparents)

Less common claimants include:

  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents

In a wrongful death case, you can ask for compensation for several types of damages such as:

  • Charges for medical services;
  • Charges for burial and memorial services;
  • Compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to for disability, pain and suffering, and loss of income during the period between injury and death;
  • Compensation for “pecuniary loss” to the decedent’s estate;
  • Compensation for the loss of the decedent’s “society, companionship and services” to the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, stepparents, and parents;

Punitive damages are allowed as well, but are rare in Oregon since the State takes 70% of punitive damages awarded. If you have lost a loved one, call a Portland wrongful death attorney for help in securing the compensation you deserve.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on March 2, 2016, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury, Portland personal injury attorneys, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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