Pedestrian Seriously Injured after being Hit by Car in Southeast Portland
Date: January 2, 2015
Location: Southeast Powell Boulevard and 125th Place
Late Thursday night, a man was seriously injured after being hit by a car on Southeast Powell Boulevard.
The 64-year-old man was walking along the road near 125th Place when he stepped off the curb and was hit by a car driven by a 38-year-old woman.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
The woman was no under the influence and is cooperating with the investigation. The intersection had no marked crosswalk or pedestrian signals and the man was wearing dark clothing.
We wish the man 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.
Posted on January 6, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged 125th place, pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, SE Powell Blvd. accident, Southeast Portland, southeast powell boulevard. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.