Man Struck by Freight Train in Clark County Dies at Hospital
Date: October 20, 2015
Location: Northwest Krieger Road
Early Tuesday morning a man was struck by a freight train north of Felida and later died in the hospital.
The collision occurred at Northwest Krieger Road near Northeast 179th Street between Felida and Ridgefield.
A man in his 30s was sitting on the train tracks when a Union Pacific freight train approached and tried to brake, but ended up hitting the man.
The man was thrown 60 feet down an embankment and was found in critical condition.
He was taken to PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man.
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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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