The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was crossing Ayer Road near Route 28 around 5:00 pm. At that time, a white minivan crossed in front of the victim, striking her and knocking her onto the ground. The Harwich Fire Department, along with Harwich Police responded to the scene to assist the injured woman. The woman suffered a non-life threatening injury in the collision. She was sent to Cape Cod Hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery.
Harwich Police took statements from both the injured pedestrian as well as the driver of the minivan. The accident remains under investigation and no charges had been reported as of Thursday morning.
Massachusetts Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
We hope that the pedestrian in this accident has a quick and full recovery. Pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious and sometimes deadly accidents that we encounter on a daily basis.
In heavily congested cities and towns, it is extremely important for drivers to use due caution when approaching an area frequented by pedestrians. Similarly, pedestrians must make sure that they are always following all traffic laws and ordinances for their own safety. When a driver fails to use the proper care to ensure the safety of pedestrians and an accident results, the driver may be held civilly liable for their actions which led to the accident. In personal injury law, this is a concept known as negligence.
If a pedestrian is injured due to the negligence another, the pedestrian can recover personal injuries suffered as a result, including medical bills, out of pocket expenses, lost wages as well as pain and suffering. These cases are complicated, however and require assistance from a lawyer to ensure they are properly handled. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help walk you through your case.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we can help. We have the skill and experience to help get you the results you deserve. We offer free consultations. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, please call us today at 617-367-2900.
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