Three Students Hit in front of Centennial High School

Date: January 15, 2015

Location: Southeast 182nd Avenue

Names: Unavailable

Three Pedestrians Hit in front of Centennial High School

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Thursday late afternoon three freshman girls were struck by a vehicle in front of Centennial High School in Gresham.

The students were at a crosswalk on Southeast 182nd Avenue leaving an after-school program when they were struck by a vehicle.

The girls were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. It doesn’t appear that the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.

A 14-year-old student was also hit by a vehicle using that same crosswalk on Wednesday. The student sustained a broken elbow and knee from the incident.

Police are looking at having crossing guards stationed at the crosswalk in the mornings and afternoons starting Friday.

We wish all the students involved in the accident 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.

Posted on January 19, 2015, in Injuries to Children and Minors, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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