Crosswalk Collision Results in Defense Verdict

Sunderman v. Bromley, Multnomah County Case No. 1404-04246

Plaintiff was on a bicycle crossing SE 74th Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk when she was struck by a car driven by Defendant. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant was negligent for not yielding to her as she was in the crosswalk, speeding and not keeping a proper lookout. She alleged injuries including a facial laceration, scarring, and damage to facial nerves.  She sought $175,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant alleged that the collision was due to Plaintiff’s own negligence including not yielding, using the crosswalk at greater than walking speed, failing to maintain control of her bicycle and operating her bicycle while under the influence of intoxicants.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Richard Vangelisti 

Defense Counsel – Tyler Staggs

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – May 13, 2015

May 15, 2015

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