Linn County Sheriff Inadvertently Hits Pedestrian near Lebanon

Date: July 11, 2015

Location: Highway 20

Names: Elliott Curtis Duke, Craig Vogt

Linn County Sheriff Inadvertently Hits Pedestrian near Lebanon

Early Saturday morning, a Linn County sheriff’s lieutenant responded to a call about a pedestrian in the roadway and hit the man while looking for him.

Lt. Craig Vogt was checking Highway 20 east of Lebanon and struck the pedestrian with his 2008 Ford Expedition.

Elliott Curtis Duke, 32, of Lebanon, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.

Duke was apparently wearing all black and standing in the middle of an eastbound lane. It is a very rural area with no streetlights and very little light from any residences.

We wish Elliott Curtis Duke 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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