Victim of Salem Crash on Oregon 99E Identified
Date: October 20, 2014
Location: Oregon 99E
Name: Daniel Nelson & Myung Lee
Around 1:48pm on Monday, a Jeep Grand Cherokee exited Roth’s Fresh Markets parking lot and turned into the center lane on Hayesville Drive NE. Another car in the traffic lane struck the Jeep.
Daniel Nelson, 63, of Salem, was a pedestrian who got injured in the crash. He was taken to Salem Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Myung Lee, 72, of Keizer, was unhurt and has not been cited at this time.
We wish Daniel Nelson a full and speedy recovery.
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable on the road, as cars are so much heavier. In many cases, pedestrians hit by cars are seriously injured or even killed. And, in many cases, the driver is at fault. While this is not always true (sometimes pedestrians cross without a crosswalk, or run out into the street, etc.), in cases where the driver IS at fault, the driver’s auto insurance should compensate the injury victim.
First, in Oregon, according to ORS 742.520, the driver’s personal injury protection (PIP) should cover the injured person’s initial medical bills and lost wages. If these damages exceed the PIP limits (usually $15,000, the requirement in Oregon), then the at-fault driver’s liability insurance should cover the rest of the damages in a personal injury settlement.
If you are interested in discussing whether you might have a pedestrian accident call, call a Portland pedestrian accident attorney for help and a free consultation.
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