The roadways can be a very dangerous place. Vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed can present various dangers, and a sudden negligent or reckless act can turn a vehicle into something deadly. It is not just other motorists and travelers on the roadway that need to be aware of these dangers. Pedestrians and those near the roadways could fall victim to a serious automobile collision in Oregon and elsewhere.
According to recent reports, two homeless people were struck by a vehicle in Portland. Preliminary reports suggest that a white SUV was driving recklessly on Southeast Powell Boulevard, resulting in the SUV rear-ending a vehicle that was stopped at a red light.
The impact of this crash resulted in the SUV driving up onto a sidewalk where there were several homeless people camping out. Authorities indicated that two individuals that were sleeping at the time were struck. The driver of the SUV then sped away going eastbound on Powell Boulevard.
The two homeless people struck were seriously injured in the hit-and-run crash, and they were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Authorities are still trying to locate the driver of the white SUV responsible for both the automobile and pedestrian accidents.
The aftermath of a car accident can be devastating and life altering. This can be amplified in cases of a hit-and-run crash. While it can be challenging to not have all the answers following such a traumatic event, it is still possible to begin a civil action. By seeking legal guidance, a victim of a hit-and-run accident can gain clarity as they explore their options.