Pedestrian Injured after being Struck by Car in North Portland

Date: July 27, 2015

Location: North Mississippi Avenue

Names: Angel Hector Marquez, Frederick Chao

Pedestrian Injured after being Struck by Car in North Portland

On Monday a pedestrian was struck by a car at North Mississippi Avenue and Russell Street and remains in serious condition at the hospital.

Angel Hector Marquez, 44, of Sandy, was walking southbound in the crosswalk at North Russell Street when he was struck by a 2012 Nissan Versa making a westbound turn onto Russell Street from southbound Mississippi Avenue.

The driver, Frederick Chao, 37, of North Portland, did not show signs of impairment but police said he may have “suffered a medical event” before hitting Marquez.

Marquez was taken to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

We wish Angel Hector Marquez 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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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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