Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Car on East Burnside
Date: September 4, 2015
Location: East Burnside
Names: Rena Michelle Walsh, Destiny Love-Ruth
On Friday a motorcyclist was injured in a crash involving a van on East Burnside.
Destiny Love-Ruth, 27, was driving a 1993 Dodge Caravan westbound on East Burnside when she made a quick left turn onto Southeast 44th Avenue. Love-Ruth failed to see Rena Michele Walsh, 26, on a 2010 Moto Guzzi heading east and struck her.
Walsh was taken to the hospital with several injuries and is expected to survive.
Love-Ruth was not impaired at the time of the crash and the investigation continues.
We wish Rena Michelle Walsh a full and speedy recovery.
The rate of injury and death is much greater for motorcycle accidents than for normal car crashes because the rider is less protected than a driver. Unfortunately, this means a motorcycle rider is more likely to suffer serious injury and need extensive treatment, which will mean high medical bills.
If someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, like this one, there are several legal options. Unfortunately in Oregon, motorcycle insurance policy holders are not required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) so most policies don’t have it. If the injury victim does have PIP, it will help pay medical bills and lost wages, no matter who is at fault.
To reach a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance, the injury victim must show the bad driver’s insurance company three things:
- That their insured driver was negligent in some way;
- That the accident was caused by this negligence; and
- That the injury victim suffered damages due to the accident.
If you have any questions about pursuing a motorcycle accident claim, call a Portland motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation. Make sure any lawyer you contact has ample experience with motorcycle laws, as this specialized area is different from car accident law.
Posted on September 10, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, personal injury and tagged Destiny Love-Ruth, east burnside, motorcycle accident, motorcycle collision, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle injury, Personal Injury, Rena Michelle Walsh, Southeast 44th Avenue. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.