Fatal Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Crash on Oregon 99E

Date: August 23, 2015

Location: Oregon 99E

Names: Stephanie Chestnut, Zoe Hoyt

Fatal Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Crash on Oregon 99E

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.

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.

Posted on August 25, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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