Driver Under the Influence of Inhalants Hits and Seriously Injures Pedestrian

Date: March 25, 2015

Location: Southeast 68th Avenue and Division Street

Name: Margot Davis, Patrick Miller

Driver Under the Influence of Inhalants Hits and Seriously Injures Pedestrian

Wednesday afternoon a woman flagger at a construction site was hit by a vehicle in Southeast Portland and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Margot Davis, 47, was wearing an orange safety vest, hard hat and holding a “SLOW” sign for traffic when she was hit by a car swerving around Division, approaching SE 68th.

After the car struck Davis, it jumped a curb and went through a grassy area before coming to a stop.

The driver, Patrick Miller, 49, was arrested with evidence he was huffing nitrous oxide and may have been using other controlled substances.

Davis was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries and is expected to survive.

Miller was booked in Multnomah County Jail on charges of third degree assault, reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

We wish Margot Davis 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.

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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.

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