Fatal Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Crash on Oregon 99E
Date: August 23, 2015
Location: Oregon 99E
Names: Stephanie Chestnut, Zoe Hoyt
Sunday evening a woman died crossing Oregon 99E when a vehicle struck her.
Stephanie chestnut, 44, of Milwaukie, attempted to cross Oregon 99E near Southwest Holly Avenue when she was hit by a car.
Chestnut was taken to OHSU where she was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the vehicle, Zoe Hoyt, 56, of Gladstone, remained at the scene.
Investigators believe Chestnut may have been under the influence of alcohol.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Stephanie Chestnut.
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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