Date: December 10, 2011
Location: U.S. Highway 101 at NW 15th St., Lincoln City
Names: Scott Morgan, Raymond Green
A Lincoln City man is recovering in Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital after being hit by a car Saturday night. The driver that hit him has been charged with two offenses.
Scott Morgan was trying to cross U.S. Highway 101 at Northwest 15th Street Saturday night, when he was hit by a 2010 Honda Accord being driven by Raymond Green, 78. Fortunately, members of the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department were only a block away at the time of the accident, and they were able to quickly transport Morgan to the hospital.
According to the report on Fox 12 Oregon, Lincoln City police, who are still looking for witnesses to the accident, have cited Green for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for careless driving.
We would like to wish Scott Morgan a full and speedy recovery from his injuries after his frightening, traumatic ordeal.
If a pedestrian is hit in a crosswalk, it is generally considered the driver’s fault. However, just like everything in the law, there are exceptions. If the pedestrian was drunk and wearing dark clothes and it was dark, the driver can sometimes escape prosecution. Or if a pedestrian darts out unexpectedly into an intersection, the law may take the driver’s side too. But in most cases, the law will consider it to be the driver’s fault, and the pedestrian or the pedestrian’s family will be able to get legal compensation. All cases are different, of course, so contact a knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer if you have any questions about your case.