Driver Returns to the Scene of Pedestrian Crash in NE Portland

Date: August 7, 2015

Location: Northeast 1st Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard

Name: Unavailable

Driver Returns to the Scene of Pedestrian Crash in NE Portland

Friday afternoon a woman was struck by a car in Northeast Portland and was lying on the ground prior to getting hit.

The woman had fallen and was lying on the ground when a gray BMW swerved to avoid the pedestrian. The driver hit a curb, drove off and called 911 about the pedestrian and later returned after learning the pedestrian was hit.

The collision occurred at Northeast First Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard and the woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The accident was first considered a hit-and-run but since the driver returned, it no longer is one.

We wish the woman 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.

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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