On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 5:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of pedestrians struck by a driver in the area of 800 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue. Officers learned that a young child and an adult were crossing the street when they were struck by a van. Police officers discovered that an adult and a young child were crossing a street when a van struck them. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and gave aid to both injured. Both sustained life-threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and rendered aid to the injured persons. Both victims are believed to have sustained critical-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The driver of the van remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The driver was not injured during the crash.
Portland Wants to See Fewer Traffic Deaths with the Vision Zero Action Plan
Serious pedestrian accidents such as the above are a grim reminder of the hundreds of pedestrian injuries and deaths that occur in Portland each year. The Vision Zero Action Plan, which was adopted by the Portland City Council, calls for citizens and the city to take dozens of specific actions to put an end to traffic deaths. The critical action items include steps to deal with dangerous street designs and dangerous pedestrian and driver behaviors. The campaign is intended to grow public awareness of the importance of traffic safety.
The city has invested $300,000 in the program, which includes advertising and production costs, which are largely paid by cannabis tax revenue. It is hoped that this program will result in a marked decline in pedestrian injuries and deaths in the Portland area in the next five years.
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable among us on our roads. Pedestrians have the legal right to move about safely where traffic is present. If you are hurt in a pedestrian accident, such as at a designated crosswalk, you could be entitled to obtain compensation from the driver who struck you. Unfortunately, many pedestrian accident victims are children. The injuries that many children in these preventable accidents can be terrible:
If you or a loved one have been in a pedestrian accident, you could be left with head injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, and untold pain and suffering. Plus, you may have thousands of dollars in medical bills you cannot pay, lost earnings, and many out of pocket expenses. If it can be proven the driver was negligent, he could have to pay for your medical expenses and much more. The Herron Law Office is experienced in holding negligent drivers responsible who injure others in car accidents. Please contact our law offices today for a free consultation. We can determine quickly if you have a strong personal injury claim.
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