Oct 4, 2013 |


Oct 4, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

It is not uncommon for residents and tourist in Pennsylvania to enjoy the end of summer and early fall weather. This often means taking strolls around the block in residential areas or enjoying a walk in the city. No matter where a pedestrian chooses to walk, there are dangers associated with walking in the area where vehicles frequent. A distracted or negligent driver could be the cause of a serious or fatalpedestrian accident, so it is important that both drivers and pedestrians pay attention and are aware of one another.

Authorities were recently called to an accident site in Larksville. Officers arrived to the scene around 8:15 p.m. where a pedestrian was struck. The accident occurred on Route 11 near Chestnut Street. According to preliminary reports, the woman that was struck by a vehicle was attempting to cross the street at the time of the collision.

Emergency crews were called to the scene to treat the woman and transport her to the hospital. It isn’t clear at this time what her status is, but medical attention was necessary. Authorities are still investigating this crash. It wasn’t clear whether the driver that struck the female pedestrian remained at the scene or fled after the incident.

Following investigation, officers will be able to determine who was at fault in this accident. If the driver was negligent and caused the crash, then the driver could face criminal charges and civil liabilities. People struck by a vehicle could file a personal injury suit for the injuries they suffered. This could result in compensation that would be used to cover medical bills, damages and pain and suffering.

A person recovering form an auto-pedestrian collision often will have a very full plate. They do not only need to worry about their health and rehabilitation but they also might have financial hardships due to medical bills piling up. Filing for compensation is often the best way to ensure these bills are covered and the injured properly recovers.

Source: 16 WNEP, “Police Investigate Pedestrian Crash,” Mike Vojtko, Sept. 30, 2013

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