May 12, 2013 |


May 12, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents can involve multiple vehicles and victims. The surrounding area affected by an accident could be quite large depending on the severity of the crash. Large-scale accidents might cause additional automobiles to be involved or could even include pedestrians in the area. A pedestrian accident is often a grave occurance and will commonly result in serious injuries or even death. Both pedestrians and drivers should be aware of one another in order to avoid a collision.

Recently, a pedestrian was critically injured after being stuck by a vehicle. The accident happened around 9:15 p.m., and the pedestrian was struck following a motor vehicle accident. A police officer stated that they witnessed two vehicles that appeared to be speeding on the roadway. One of the vehicles lost control and struck two parked cars and a pedestrian. Emergency crews responded to this collision and the pedestrian was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The crash investigation is completed but police are still investigating the incident. They have not determined whether the driver will be charged or not. Regardless of where criminal charges are filed, a person injured in a pedestrian vehicle crash like this always has the option to file a personal injury claim in order to seek compensation. Compensation can help pay for the injuries he or she suffered and the financial burdens the victim has experienced from the accident. Medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering could all be covered by the claim.

Given the severity of accidents when pedestrians are involved, it is important that drivers use extra caution to reduce their speeds in areas where pedestrians frequent and be prepared to stop when approaching crosswalks. Drivers should also use extra caution when approaching the scene of an accident so as not to add to the damage or injure any of the pedestrians in the area.

Source: WBALTV 11, “Pedestrian hurt in West Baltimore crash,” May 02, 2013

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