Woman in Serious Condition after being Hit Crossing Street in SE Portland
Date: May 18, 2015
Location: Southeast 82nd Avenue
Names: Christine Marie Harbacheck, Justin Vu
A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by and SUV while crossing Southeast 82nd Avenue near Overland Street on Monday.
Christine Marie Harbacheck, 54, was using a designated crosswalk when Justin Vu, 43, driving an SUV, failed to yield. Harbacheck was hit by the Lexus and was rushed to the hospital.
She is currently undergoing treatment at OHSU for possible head trauma.
Vu was citied for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
We wish Christine Marie Harbacheck a full and speedy recover.
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 20, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged Christine Marie Harbacheck, critical condition, failing to yield, head trauma, Justin Vu, overland street, pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, se 82nd ave, SE Portland, southeast 82nd avenue. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.