Hyannis, MA (July 7, 2018) – A pedestrian was struck by an alleged impaired driver early Saturday morning in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The collision took place around 1:00 am at the intersection of Main Street and Pine Avenue. The pedestrian was walking through the intersection when they were struck by the vehicle.
An ambulance arrived on scene and transported the pedestrian to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The driver was investigated by Barnstable police following the crash. After administration of field sobriety tests, it was determined that the driver was impaired. She was arrested and charged with OUI, speeding and operating to endanger. The crash remains under investigation.
Massachusetts Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
This accident combines some of the worst factors that lead to accidents: pedestrians and impaired driving. An impaired driver, of course, is far more likely to hit a pedestrian due to their inability to safely operate a motor vehicle and appreciate the potential hazards associated with driving.
Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in our state. Especially in large cities, such as Boston and surrounding areas, where pedestrians are all around, these accidents occur frequently. 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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