Milwaukie Mom Pushing Stroller Injured in Hit-and-run
Date: September 25, 2014
Name: Alexis Yancey
Alexis Yancey, 18, was pushing her 5-month-old son in stroller on the sidewalk when a car drove up and hit her. Yancey told the police she was able to push her son out of the way before she was hit.
A black Toyota Camry was speeding down a hill weaving in and out of traffic until it went to make a sharp right turn. The turn was made too soon and the vehicle side-swept Yancey and knocked her to the ground. The driver backed up the car and sped off.
Yancey suffered a hip injury in result of the hit-and-run. The driver was described as a tall white man possibly in his early 20s with a young black woman in the front passenger seat.
We hope Alexis Yancey is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.
According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.
We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, Shulman DuBois LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.
In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.
In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:
- They did not have insurance.
- They were driving intoxicated.
If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.
If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.
We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.
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