Woman Hit by Vehicle in Vancouver in Critical Condition
Date: May 7, 2015
Location: East Mill Plain Boulevard and W Street
Names: Michelle N. Kopf, Amber L. Goldsmith
Thursday afternoon a woman was hit in Vancouver while crossing the street.
Michelle N. Kopf, 31, was crossing the street mid-block at East Mill Plain Boulevard and W Street, when she was struck by a vehicle.
The driver, Amber L. Goldsmith, 24, remained at the scene and there was no indication that speed or impairment were factors in the incident.
Kopf was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
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.
Posted on May 12, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged Amber L. Goldsmith, east mill plain boulevard, Michelle N. Kopf, pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, vancouver, w street. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.