Eugene Man Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Dump Truck

Date: July 21, 2015

Location: Dillard Road

Names: Kevin K. Peschel, Adam J. Metteer

Eugene Man Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Dump Truck

Tuesday afternoon, a Eugene man died when his motorcycle collided with a dump truck near Dillard Road.

A 2006 Suzuki motorcycle operated by Kevin K. Peschel, 43, of Eugene, collided with a 1979 Mack dump truck towing a trailer that turned onto Dillard Road in his path.

Peschel hit the right corner of the truck seriously injuring him. He died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

The dump truck driver, Adam J. Metteer, 29, of Springfield, was not injured.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Kevin K. Peschel.

The rate of injury and death is much greater for motorcycle accidents than for normal car crashes because the rider is less protected than a driver. Unfortunately, this means a motorcycle rider is more likely to suffer serious injury and need extensive treatment, which will mean high medical bills.

If someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, like this one, there are several legal options. Unfortunately in Oregon, motorcycle insurance policy holders are not required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) so most policies don’t have it. If the injury victim does have PIP, it will help pay medical bills and lost wages, no matter who is at fault.

To reach a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance, the injury victim must show the bad driver’s insurance company three things:

  1. That their insured driver was negligent in some way;
  2. That the accident was caused by this negligence; and
  3. That the injury victim suffered damages due to the accident.

If you have any questions about pursuing a motorcycle accident claim, call a Portland motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation. Make sure any lawyer you contact has ample experience with motorcycle laws, as this specialized area is different from car accident law.


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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