Bend Officer Involved in Pedestrian Accident

(Photo: Oregon State Police)

(Photo: Oregon State Police)

Date: March 6, 2016

Location: Bend, Ore.

Names: Brian Zacher

The Bend Police Department reported that Cpl. Rob Emerson was in route at about 7AM Saturday, westbound on Greenwood Avenue with his emergency lights and siren on in his marked 2015 Ford Explore when he entered the intersection at 8th Street and collided with a 1997 Chevrolet pickup.

Cpl. Emerson’s vehicle then slid onto the southwest corner of the intersection, jumping a curb and hitting 39-year-old Brian Zacher, of Tualatin before crashing into a doughnut shop. Both officer Emerson and Zacher’s were hospitalized at St Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup Eric C Olson, 58 of Bend was uninjured and no one in the doughnut shop sustained any injuries.

We extend our wishes of a speedy recovery to Brian Zacher and Officer Emerson. Best wishes to their family and friends during their 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 March 8, 2016, in Automobile Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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