Man Seriously Injured in Clackamas County Crash

Date: January 26, 2015

Location: Oregon 99E

Name: Ralph V. Hitter

Man Seriously Injured in Clackamas County Crash

Monday evening, a collision occurred with a vehicle and a man walking a bicycle on Oregon 99E.

A man dressed in dark clothing was walking a bicycle on the roadway in the center median when he was struck by a Toyota Tacoma making a left turn.

The pedestrian, Harvery MacMurray, 54, was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital with serious injuries.

The Toyota driver was identified as Ralph V. Hitter, 85, of Oregon City.

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 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 27, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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