Oakridge, OR – Child Hurt in Pedestrian Crash on S Diamond St near W 1st StOregon Legal News
Oakridge, OR (December 15, 2022) – A young child was left with significant injuries following a pedestrian crash in the Oakridge area on Saturday evening. At around 7 p.m., on December 10, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene of an accident on South Diamond Street.
According to reports, a 9-year-old child from the Oakridge area was attending the city’s Christmas parade on Saturday. As the child stood near the area of South diamond Street in West 1st Street, he was struck by a vehicle driven by 69-year-old Michael Boardrow. Reports show that the driver was attempting to drive around the parade route while ignoring police and fire emergency lights when he struck the child.
The young child was rushed to an area hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into police custody, where he faces charges of second-degree assault, reckless driving, and reckless endangering. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
We hope the child injured as a result of this accident recovers quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Approximately every 75 minutes, one person is fatally injured as a result of a pedestrian accident somewhere in the United States. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of people are negatively affected by pedestrian crashes across the United States each year. Here in Oregon, we see a significant number of innocent people suffer debilitating injuries due to negligent drivers.
Reckless driving behaviors continue to be one of the leading causes of these accidents. There are many different ways that a driver can be considered reckless. Speeding is the most obvious form of recklessness, but other behaviors like running red lights, making illegal turns, or failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks can also be considered reckless driving.
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to careless driving, as they often have no way to avoid an oncoming vehicle. In too many cases, pedestrians are killed or seriously injured because a driver was not paying attention.
After suffering injuries and a pedestrian accident, you may be able to pursue legal action against the driver who is responsible. An attorney will be able to help you seek financial compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, and a variety of other costs and losses that you face. It is important that you reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Oakridge right away.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve. At Kivel & Howard, we have decades of experience helping people in these types of situations, and we offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about your legal options. To get started, simply give us a call at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.