Pedestrian Hit by Bicyclist on Tilikum Crossing

Date: Unavailable

Location: Tilikum Crossing

Name: Carole Barkley

Pedestrian Hit by Bicyclist on Tilikum Crossing

TriMet just released a video of a bicyclist riding through a red light and colliding with a pedestrian on the Tilikum Crossing bridge.

The pedestrian, Carole Barkley, of Portland, suffered four broken ribs, a chipped vertebrae, and a shoulder injury.

The collision occurred at the west end of the bridge about a week and a half a go when Barkley was walking her dog.

We wish Carole Barkley 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 22, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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