Pedestrian Dies from Injuries after being Hit on the Burnside Bridge

Date: June 14, 2015

Location: Burnside Bridge

Names: George Benjamin Carlson, Bridget Larrabee, Douglas Walker

Pedestrian Dies from Injuries after being Hit on Burnside Bridge

Sunday afternoon, two pedestrians were hit while walking on the sidewalk of the Burnside Bridge and one has died from their injuries.

A 2014 Subaru Forester left the road and drove onto the south sidewalk and hit the two pedestrians before crashing into the bridge railing.

George Benjamin Carlson, 36, died from his injuries and Bridget Larrabee, 35, suffered serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

The driver, Douglas Walker, 59, of Beaverton, is cooperating and did not appear to be impaired at the time of the crash. Police believe Walker may have suffered a medical event which caused his vehicle to leave the roadway.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of George Benjamin Carlson and wish Bridget Larrabee 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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