Garbage Truck Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown Portland

Date: March 16, 2015

Location: Southwest 5th Avenue and Morrison Street

Names: Scott Raymond Busch, Eric Arthur McChesney

Garbage Truck Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown Portland

Early Monday morning a garbage truck hit a pedestrian on Southwest 5th Avenue and Morrison Street.

The garbage truck was headed south on Fifth Avenue when it turned onto Morrison Street and struck a pedestrian just after the turn.

Scott Raymond Busch, 57, was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver, Eric Arthur McChesney, 44, remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

The accident caused a disruption in the MAX train lines, busses and vehicle traffic.

We wish Scott Raymond Busch a full and speedy recovery.

In a pedestrian v. car accident, the pedestrian is often seriously injured. In cases where the driver is at fault, the driver’s auto insurance will ultimately compensate the injury victim.

Your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP through your own auto insurance) still applies in this type of case, so use your own auto insurance to pay medical bills until you settle your claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance.

If you don’t have an auto insurance policy, then your health insurance will cover your medical bills. If you don’t have auto or health insurance, the at-fault driver’s PIP should cover your medical bills.

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.


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 March 16, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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