Mar 10, 2013 |


Mar 10, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents are naturally unexpected and usually occur when least expected in Pennsylvania. A pedestrian accident often happens suddenly and does not allow enough time for the pedestrian to get out of the way or avoid serious injuries. A person struck by a vehicle, no matter the size, can suffer severe injuries. Crosswalks are seen in cities, residential areas and small towns and their frequency requires both drivers and pedestrians to beware of one another. It is crucial that drivers reduce their speeds in areas where pedestrians are present or known to be present and be prepared to slow down or stop to give them the right away.

A Waynesboro man was critically injured in a pedestrian-vehicle accident. A vehicle struck the man while he was crossing East Second Street at around 8:38 p.m. A car traveling eastbound hit the pedestrian, but it is not yet determined if the man was in the crosswalk at the time of collision. Emergency crews responded to the incident and assed those that were involved. Medical crews found the pedestrian to be in critical condition and transported him to the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation and the cause for the crash is not determined at this time. Details such as the speed of the vehicle, traffic signals near the accident site and the location of the pedestrian during the collision need to be assessed. A pedestrian injured in an accident like this might have a personal injury claim. Expenses incurred such as medical bills, rehabilitation, damages and pain and suffering could be covered by the claim.

Because pedestrians frequent many areas where vehicles travel, it is important that drivers remain cautious and on the lookout for people in the area. Reducing speed when approaching a crosswalk is crucial.

Source: The Record Herald, “Waynesboro man Alan Moats is critically injured in pedestrian accident Tuesday,” Feb. 27, 2013

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