Drunk Pedestrian hit by Car in SE Portland
Date: July 17, 2015
Location: Southeast Division Street
Names: Steven Samson, Rebecca Hetrick
Early Friday morning a man under the influence of alcohol was hit by a car in Southeast Portland.
Steven Samson, 32, was crossing SE Division Street near 147th Avenue when he stepped into eastbound traffic and was hit by a car.
The driver, Rebecca Hetrick, 21, was not impaired and was driving at or below the speed limit. Samson did not use a crosswalk or was at an intersection and it was a poorly lit area.
Samson was taken to a Portland hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
We wish Steven Samson 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.
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