Pedestrian Dies after being Hit by Amtrak Train
Date: August 6, 2015
Location: Sunnyview Road NE
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.
Posted on August 7, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, Train Accidents and tagged Amtrak, amtrak train, coast starlight amtrak train, marion county, pedestrian accident, pedestrian death, pedestrian train accident, Salem, Sunnyview Road NE, train accident. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.