Pedestrian Seriously Injured in NE Portland Crash

Date: June 3, 2015

Location: Northeast 60th Ave and Wasco Street

Names: Richard Earl Dryden

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in NE Portland Crash

Wednesday evening, a vehicle hit a pedestrian at Northeast 60th Avenue and Wasco Street.

The pedestrian, a 55-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver, Richard Earl Dryden, 63, was traveling east on Wasco Street and turning south on 60th Avenue when he struck the pedestrian crossing 60th in an unmarked crosswalk.

Dryden was arrested after he was suspected of driving under the influence.  He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on third-degree assault and DUII.

We wish the pedestrian 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.

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