Pedestrian Seriously Injured after being Hit by Car in SE Portland
Date: February 20, 2015
Location: Southeast Division Street and 158th Avenue
On Friday evening a person was hit by a vehicle on Southeast Division Street and 158th Avenue.
The victim was a male in his 20s who was suffering traumatic injuries when officers arrived at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital.
The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with police.
We wish the pedestrian 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 24, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged 158th avenue, pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, SE Portland, southeast division street. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.