On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Friday, July 6, 2012.
Pedestrians can be in a very vulnerable position when they are struck by motor vehicles, as pedestrians generally don’t have much to physically protect them from impacts. Car vs. pedestrian accidents can sometimes result in pedestrians sustaining serious injuries. Injuries suffered in such accidents can have major impacts on a pedestrian’s life. Earlier this week, a car vs. pedestrian accident happened in Oregon in which a pedestrian was severely hurt. The accident occurred on Monday in Tigard, Oregon. Reportedly, that night, a 60-year-old man from Tigard was attempting to cross Southwest Pacific Highway. Allegedly, a motor vehicle then struck the man. The motor vehicle was being driven by a 63-year-old man from Tigard. Authorities have not brought any citations against the 63-year-old man in connection to this accident. The 60-year-old man suffered critical injuries in this car vs. pedestrian accident. According to the article on KOIN’s website which reported this story, he was taken to a hospital after the crash occurred. As this incident illustrates, car vs. pedestrian accidents can result in pedestrians getting seriously injured. Thus, car vs. pedestrian accidents can be a very harmful type of motor vehicle accident. Consequently, it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to do everything they reasonably can to prevent car vs. pedestrian accidents. This includes practicing safe and responsible driving when out on the roads. It also includes exercising appropriate care when driving in areas where pedestrians are present. One hopes that all motor vehicle drivers in Oregon will do what they can to help keep pedestrians safe. Source: KOIN, “Pedestrian critical following Tigard crash,” July 3, 2012