Pedestrian Crash in Bend Leaves Woman in Critical Condition
January 31, 2015
Location: NE Revere and NE Lytle
Names: Michael Anthony Jones, Pamela James
Saturday evening a crash in Bend critically injured a woman pedestrian.
A 1999 silver Nissan Pathfinder was heading eastbound on NE Revere near Lytle when it collided with a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, Pamela James, was taken to the St. Charles Medical Center and remains in critical condition.
The driver was Michael Anthony Jones, 45, of Bend.
There are no crosswalks or lights on that section of the road.
We wish Pamela James 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 a Portland pedestrian accident attorney for help and a free consultation.
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