Pedestrian Dies after being Hit by Amtrak Train

Date: August 6, 2015

Location: Sunnyview Road NE

Name: Unavailable

Pedestrian Dies after being Hit by Amtrak Train

Thursday afternoon, a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the crossing of the 1300 block of Sunnyview Road NE in Marion County.

The Coast Starlight train was heading north toward Seattle and no one aboard was injured.

There have been 17 pedestrian fatalities involving trains in Marion County from 2001 to 2012. The number has been decreasing since their were 20 deaths from 1993 to 1999.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian.

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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