On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012.
Car vs. pedestrian accidents can cause a great deal of harm. Such motor vehicle accidents can result in pedestrians suffering serious injuries. This can be seen in a car vs. pedestrian accident that recently occurred in Oregon. The accident happened last Friday. Reportedly, that night, a 65-year-old man was walking in Portland. Allegedly, the man was then hit by a car that was being driven by a 38-year-old woman. The accident reportedly occurred at the intersection of Barnes Road and Miller Road. Reportedly, the 38-year-old woman did not stay at the scene after this motor vehicle accident. However, she did reportedly return to the scene a little later. According to the OregonLive.com article which reported this story, police have arrested the 38-year-old woman in relation to this car vs. pedestrian accident. She faces multiple charges, including a charge of DUII. The 65-year-old man was seriously injured in this car vs. pedestrian accident. According to the above-mentioned OregonLive.com article, he was taken to a hospital in the area after the accident occurred. As this accident illustrates, pedestrians can suffer severe injuries when they are struck by motor vehicles. Thus, it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to take all reasonable steps to prevent car vs. pedestrian accidents. This includes not engaging in reckless conduct (such as driving while drunk) when behind the wheel. It also includes making sure to exercise proper care when driving in areas where pedestrians are present. No pedestrian should have to suffer harm because a motor vehicle driver failed to act properly when out on the roads. Source: OregonLive.com, “Alcohol cited as factor in 2 Washington County crashes that injured 3,” Molly Young, Aug. 4, 2012