Man in Wheelchair Struck by Pickup Truck

Date: September 26, 2015

Location: Southeast 82nd Avenue

Names: Ronald Edwin Shapland, George Michael Bute

Man in Wheelchair Struck by Pickup Truck

Early Saturday morning a man in a wheelchair was critically injured after being struck by a pickup truck in Southeast Portland.

Ronald Edwin Shaplan, 39, was hit by a pickup truck driven by George Michael Bute, 68, near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Clinton Street.

Shapland may have been intoxicated when he drove his wheelchair into the northbound lanes of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Bute was not impaired at the time of the crash.

We wish Ronald Edwin Shapland 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.

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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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