Boston, MA (June 28, 2018) – A pedestrian walking along Shawmut Avenue was struck by a vehicle on Thursday evening. The vehicle hit the pedestrian just before 9:00 pm. The accident resulted in both Boston police as well as medical workers responding to the scene. Once officers arrived they were able to locate both the car and pedestrian involved. Officers obtained statements from each of them regarding the accident and how it occurred.
The pedestrian received medical treatment for the injuries sustained from being struck. There is no indication that the injuries are life-threatening. It is unknown at this what led up to the accident. Police are expected to investigate a variety of factors, including whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk or other marked area, whether the driver was speeding or distracted and whether the pedestrian or driver could have taken steps to avoid the crash. All of these factors will help police to determine responsibility for the accident.
Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
In our community, pedestrians are a common sight. Many people walk around our city on a daily basis for a number of reasons. Many times pedestrians are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and are involved in an accident with a vehicle. Pedestrians can be hit even while walking in clearly marked areas such as crosswalks. Drivers have a legal duty to pay attention to the road at all times to ensure that they are acting safely and taking care not to injure others. The results can be severe and catastrophic otherwise.
In this accident, the results of the police investigation will give us more information about who may be legally responsible. Police will consider several factors in reaching their conclusions and their report will be crucial later on in regards to what took place at the time of the collision.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, we can help. At the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman we deal with pedestrian accidents frequently and we know how to handle these cases to ensure that you receive the recovery you deserve. To schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us today at 617-367-2900.
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