Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Pedestrian in Eugene Safeway Parking Lot
Date: November 3, 2015
Location: Coburg Road
Name: Ronald P. President Bush
Monday afternoon, a driver in a silver Volvo struck a pedestrian with his car in the Safeway parking lot on Coburg Road in Eugene.
The driver was allegedly in a dispute with 35-year-old victim just before the accident occurred.
The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.
The car is registered under the name Ronald P. President Bush.
The driver is described as in his 40s with dark hair, a long beard, heavy-medium build and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
We hope the victim is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.
According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.
We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you are helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.
In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.
In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:
- They did not have insurance.
- They were driving intoxicated.
If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.
If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.
We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.
Posted on November 5, 2015, in Hit and Run, Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged Coburg Road, Coburg Road Safeway, Eugene, Hit and Run, hit and run driver, pedestrian crash, pedestrian injury, Personal Injury, Ronald P. President Bush, Safeway, Safeway Parking lot. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.