Teen Riding a Skateboard is in Critical Condition after being Hit by an SUV

Date: June 11, 2015

Location: Pringle Road Southeast and Madrona Avenue

Names: Joseph Viellette, Dennis Johnson

Teen Riding a Skateboard is in Critical Condition after being Hit by an SUV

Saturday evening, a 16-year-old boy was injured after being hit by an SUV in Salem.

Joseph Viellette was heading north on Pringle Road riding his skateboard when he went through a red light at Madrona Avenue Southeast.

A car traveling west on Madrona Avenue was unable to avoid the boy and struck him.

Viellette was not wearing protective gear and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, Dennis Johnson, 66, remained at the scene.

We wish Joseph Viellette a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

This statute creates confusion for many people, some lawyers included. So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a qualified injury lawyer. Our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations.


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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