Portland Kaiser Permanente executive gets off easy for hit and run
David Norelius, the COO of Kaiser Permanente Dental Associates, was sentenced to pay a $100 fine and serve two years probation for striking a pedestrian in April of 2015 and then fleeing first in his car and then on foot when his car broke down. He had a suspended license at the time of the collision.
After the crash one of Norelius' lawyers contacted the victim and she "said she received a message from a lawyer indicating Norelius was a "person of means" days after the accident."That was like salt in my wounds," [she] said. "There were no words of concern about me. That phrase is burned into my brain. Was it supposed to intimidate me? Did it imply a proposed payoff if I did not press charges?"
Charley Gee is a Portland personal injury attorney. He exclusively represents people against insurance companies and corporations.