Bicyclist Seriously Injured in SW Portland Accident

Date: February 4, 2011
Location: 6000 Block of SW Multnomah Blvd., Southwest Portland
Names: Reese Wilson, Candice Palmer

A car struck a bicyclist before crashing through a fence and hitting a house.

Just after 2pm, a car being driven by Candice Palmer, age 63, struck a bicyclist in the 6000 block of SW Multnomah Boulevard. Palmer’s vehicle then crashed through a fence and hit a house.

Portland police reported that the bicyclist, Reese Wilson, age 20, suffered life-threatening injuries and was in serious condition.

Palmer was cooperating with the police investigation since the crash, and police said that alcohol was not a factor.

We sincerely hope that Reese Wilson will undergo complete healing and recovery very soon. We also hope that Ms. Palmer will not have any injuries as a result of this accident either.

The moments and days after a Portland auto accident are the most important. First, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you think your injuries are minor, you should have a record of anything after the accident in case the pains become more serious. Second, either you, a friend, or family member, or a qualified attorney, should collect evidence from the accident scene. Evidence can disappear quickly, so doing this while your loved one is in the hospital is of extreme importance. We understand that you may not want to do this while you or your loved one is in the hospital, so you may want to ask an Oregon bike injury accident attorney to do it for you.

The months after an accident are important as well. There are time limits to filing a claim if you have been in an accident. And sometimes you can’t go back to work, so you start to worry about paying medical bills and wage loss. These are all stressful things, and it doesn’t help that the insurance company won’t leave you alone, but they won’t help you either. So please, do not hesitate to call us or request a free copy of our book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case. Our website has helpful advice, and what we don’t cover there, we will be more than happy to answer ourselves.