If there is a car collision in Worcester or anywhere else in Massachusetts, there can be serious injuries, long-term damage, significant medical expenses and worse. When these accidents involve a vehicle and a pedestrian, the danger of the person who was hit being injured badly or even killed are much higher than they are if the accident is between vehicles. After a pedestrian-car accident, the injured person should know that a full accident investigation must be conducted and that it is possible to receive compensation through a legal filing to cover all that was lost.
In a mid-afternoon accident, a pedestrian was hit by a car. The man, 28, was hit by a 2015 Toyota Sienna being driven by a 52-year-old man at around 3 p.m. He suffered serious injuries. The initial investigation states that the vehicle was heading south in the left lane at the time of the crash. The pedestrian hit the hood and the windshield and flew up in the air before landing in the road. He was physically stabilized at the site of the crash and taken to the hospital. The driver stayed at the scene. The case is still being investigated.
When a person is crossing the street or even walking on the sidewalk, there is always a chance that there can be an accident with a motor vehicle, but few think it will happen to them. Unfortunately, it does happen. Given the distractions that are prevalent in today’s world, the recklessness that some drivers exhibit, and a lack of adherence to traffic signs, accidents are sometimes unavoidable. A pedestrian being hit by a car can cause lifelong problems. In the immediate aftermath, if the person survives, there will be a hospital stay, treatment and potential long-term damage. He or she might not be able to work, could need help 24 hours a day and not contribute to a home. A lawsuit is often the only way to cover for all that was lost.
In this crash, a man was hit by a car, ended up flying into the windshield and onto the road and suffered serious injuries for which he was hospitalized. As the case is still being investigated, it is vital for the man and his family to protect their interests by discussing a legal case with an experienced attorney immediately.
Source: patch.com, “Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries, Struck By Car On Grafton Street,” Charlene Arsenault, Sept. 16, 2017