Teacher at West Salem High School Accused of Hit-and-run of 8-Year-old Boy

Date: September 19, 2014

Location: West Salem

Name: Kimberly McConnell

Teacher at West Salem High School Accused of Hit-and-run of 8-Year-old Boy

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West Salem Choir teacher, 52-year-old Kimberly McConnell, failed to help an 8-year-old boy, provide information and wait for an officer. She fled the scene of a collision and the boy suffered a broken leg.

McConnell’s lawyer said the crash was unavoidable when the boy skateboarded into the rear of her car. The incident happened on September 19 and she was arrested then released on bail on September 23.

We wish the boy a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

In general, if a child is 17 or older at the time of the accident, the statute will run in two years, just like for an adult. If the child is between 12 and 17, the time limit will run out on the child’s 19th birthday. If the child is under 12, the time will run out 7 years after the injury.

So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a personal injury attorney. Remember, our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and as father’s we are even more personally concerned about child injury cases.

 

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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.

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