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

Woman in Serious Condition after being Hit Crossing Street in SE Portland

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.


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 May 20, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: