Pedestrian accidents often cause serious injuries. The steel frame and speed of a moving vehicle is often enough to cause serious trauma for a person who is struck, regardless of the speed at which the vehicle is moving . Motorists have the responsibility to exercise caution and drive carefully when there are pedestrians in the area. In many cases, drivers are liable for damages when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle. As this particular Oregon case illustrates, a pedestrian accident can have fatal consequences.
When most people think about being injured as a pedestrian, they may picture stepping out into heavy traffic or straying from a crosswalk. However, it is possible to be the victim of a pedestrian accident while not even being near the road. A recent pedestrian accident took place at an Oregon hotel in Fort Bragg.
Anytime a person walks along the roadway, there is the chance of becoming embroiled in an accident. For the most part, as long as a pedestrian and any nearby motorists are abiding by the rules of the road, all is well and everyone is safe. However, a pedestrian accident recently occurred in Oregon when a man became the victim of a hit and run accident.
While automobiles certainly have their usefulness in today's world, more and more people in Portland are walking today in order to reduce their impact on their environment as well as to save money. However, this also increase the chances of suffering a pedestrian accident. While motorists are required to be cautious in area's with pedestrians, a distracted driver can easily cause a serious accident.
An Oregon man was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center after a pedestrian accident that occurred along Highway 42. The man was severely injured when struck by a commercial truck. He was walking alongside Highway 42 with his dog when the pedestrian accident occurred.
An Oregon politician was one of the victim's of a crash that happened recently in Portland. The woman, Diane Rosenbaum, is the Senate Majority Leader in the state legislature. She and her friend both suffered injury that required medical treatment after the unfortunate pedestrian accident.
One Oregon woman is very lucky to be alive after a horrific accident recently. The pedestrian accident involving a tractor-trailer resulted in the young woman sustaining several injuries. Now police are investigating the incident to learn exactly why it occurred.
Oregon police have taken a local man into custody after a recent incident on a local highway. The man is accused of causing a car and pedestrian accident that left two people injured. He now faces criminal charges, including reckless driving, assault and criminal mischief.
Oregon state officials teamed up with local authorities recently to reconstruct an accident that caused critical injury to one local man. The man at the center of the pedestrian accident was crossing a road in Astoria when he was struck down by a car that may have run a red light, early reports indicate. The victim remains in critical condition.
Portland police are continuing to investigate a car accident that injured an elderly woman in Lake Oswego. The pedestrian accident involved one car and one pedestrian and happened on May 2.