Teen Boy hit by MAX Train in Hillsboro

Date: January 9, 2015

Location: Southwest 185th Avenue and Baseline Road

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Teen Boy hit by MAX Train in Hillsboro

Around 6:26 pm on Friday, a 16-year-old boy was hit by a MAX train near Southwest 185th Avenue and Baseline Road in Hillsboro.

The boy stepped onto the train’s path and was pushed back into the pedestrian gate by the train. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries including a laceration above the eye.

We wish the boy 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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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 January 12, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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