Driver Hits Pedestrian in Northwest Portland Crosswalk

Date: October 5, 2015

Location: Northwest 15th Avenue and West Burnside Street

Name: Nam N. Vu

Driver Hits Pedestrian in Northwest Portland Crosswalk

On Monday a Portland man hit a pedestrian in a Northwest Portland Crosswalk, then left the scene to drop off his girlfriend who was riding with him.

Nam N. Vu, 29, hit a pedestrian near Northwest 15th Avenue and West Burnside Street and told police he planned to return to the scene after dropping off his girlfriend.

Two pedestrians were walking through the crosswalk when Vu hit one of them, pushing him 25 to 50 feet.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a broken neck, bruised lung and cuts.

A witness followed Vu as he drove the wrong way down a one-way street and Vu backed into the witness’s car and fled.

Vu was arrested on accusations of second-degree assault, failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

We wish the pedestrian 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.

Posted on October 9, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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