Location: Highway 213 South of Meyers Road, Oregon City
Names: Teka Lynn Hammon, Lorna C. Wilson
Oregon State Police reported that Teka Lynn Hammon of Portland, was walking across the multilane highway at 6:52pm when she was struck by a 1992 BMW driven by Lorna C. Wilson, age 79 of Mulino.
Hammon was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.
Hammon’s mother, Tonja Swift, gave a statement saying that Hammon is doing well. “She seems to be fine,” Swift said. “She has a laceration on the back of her head, her pelvic bone was fractured in three places, she has abrasions all over, but she’s OK.”
Wilson and her 65-year-old female passenger were not injured, and the police did not issue any citations.
We are certainly relieved to hear that Ms. Hammon is on the mend, and we wish her a speedy and full recovery. We hope that Ms. Wilson and her passenger did not suffer any lingering injuries from this traumatic event.
The law is usually on the side of a pedestrian when an accident occurs. However, just like everything in the law, there are exceptions. If the pedestrian was wearing dark clothes, and it was dark, the driver can sometimes escape prosecution. Or if a pedestrian darts out unexpectedly into a roadway, the law may take the driver’s side too. All cases are different, of course, so contact a knowledgeable Oregon pedestrian accident lawyer if you have any questions about your case.