As a proud participant of a GORUCK challenge, I was saddened to learn a participant was killed by a negligent driver.  The GORUCK challenge is a team event inspired by special forces training that involves carrying a backpack filled with bricks, walking and running for long periods of time carrying heavy items, and pushing yourself beyond your known physical limits.  

Recently in New York, GORUCK participants were walking along the side of a highway.  A car approached from the rear and veered onto the shoulder of the road striking and killing a participant.  For more information regarding the incident click here.  

This tragedy is a reminder there are real consequences to momentarily taking your eyes off of the road.  People are killed by people looking at cell phones, changing the radio station, or simply not paying attention. These tragedies are avoidable if drivers simply pay attention and follow the rules of the road. 

If you or someone you know has been struck by a car feel free to callPortland Personal Injury Attorney Jeremiah Ross at 503.224.1658for your free personal injury consultation. Please remember this post does not create an attorney client relationship and is for informational purposes only.