SUV Crashes into Salem Laundromat Pins Woman
Date: February 2, 2015
An SUV crashed into a woman sitting outside on a bench of a Salem Laundromat.
Firefighters had to pull the woman from under the vehicle where she was pinned.
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The accident happened at EZ Laundry off Commercial Street Southeast.
The driver had lost control of his vehicle when he hit the curb. He was cited for careless driving.
We wish the woman 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.
Posted on February 13, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged commercial street, commercial street southeast, ez laundry, laundromat, pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, Salem. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.