Jun 28, 2013 |


Jun 28, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

When a car accident occurs most people are concerned with the occupants of the vehicle. In addition to the drivers and passengers involved in the accident, there are other concerns. Significant damage can occur at the accident site while also those around the accident site could be affected. This means that other vehicles nearby could subsequently be involved in the collision. Unfortunately, people such as pedestrians and cyclists can become involved in an accident that occurs in a residential or shopping district.

Altoona police recently responded to a tragic pedestrian accident. A pedestrian was killed following an automobile crash that occurred after a car ran a red light and collided with another vehicle in the intersection. The force of the collision caused one of the vehicles to spin and strike a pedestrian that had just exited a bus at a stop.

When emergency crews arrived to the scene, the pedestrian was found unresponsive and pronounced dead. The male driver that ran the red light suffered some minor injuries while the female driver struck by the male driver appeared to be unhurt.

Investigation of the incident is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. The driver who was purported to have run a red light may be found liable for the accident. The loved ones of the deceased pedestrian could file a wrongful death claim. This could help recover expenses that resulted from the accident such as funeral bills, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

A single negligent act can create a large and tragic accident. Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries and even death. Those that suffer the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident should seek out their options for compensation to assist them with any financial burdens that resulted from the incident.

Source: Altoona Mirror, “Pedestrian struck by vehicle, killed,” Kelly Cernetich, June 20, 2013

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