Springfield Man Struck and Killed by Car in Astoria

Date: December 11, 2015

Location: Highway 101

Name: Michael M. Denman, Derryck Wait, Brittany Brien

Springfield Man Struck and Killed by Car in Astoria

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.

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.

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