Springfield Man Struck and Killed by Car in Astoria
Date: December 11, 2015
Location: Highway 101
Name: Michael M. Denman, Derryck Wait, Brittany Brien
On Friday evening a man was struck and killed in Astoria while walking along Highway 101.
A southbound 1987 Jeep Wrangler struck Michael M. Denman, 61, while he was walking in the southbound lane. Denman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Jeep’s driver, Derryck Wait, 20, of Astoria, and passenger Brittany Brien, 19, of Warrenton, were not injured in the crash.
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 December 16, 2015, in Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged Astoria, Highway 101, pedestrian accident, pedestrian crash, pedestrian death, springfield, U.S. 101, warrenton, wrongful death. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.