Pedestrian Hit by Bicyclist on Tilikum Crossing
Location: Tilikum Crossing
Name: Carole Barkley
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.
Posted on October 22, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged bicyclist pedestrian collision, collision, pedestrian accident, pedestrian crash, pedestrian injury, Personal Injury, Portland accident, Tilikum Crossing, TriMet. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.