22ndLowell, MA (July 1, 2018) – A child was struck by a car after running out into the road in Lowell, Massachusetts. The accident happened on Saturday morning. The boy, identified as a 5 year old was playing in a front yard at 74 Hanks Street in Lowell. For an unknown reason, the boy ran into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle passing through the neighborhood. A medical helicopter was called to the scene to treat the boy for injuries. His condition is not known at this time but it is believed that, fortunately, his injuries are not life-threatening.
The driver of the car remained on scene to cooperate with police. No charges have been filed at this time but it is unknown if police intend to pursue charges at a later date. The accident remains under further investigation by Lowell Police.
Pedestrian accidents happen daily in Massachusetts. This accident is a reminder that people of all ages can be involved in a pedestrian accident at a moment’s notice. Drivers must be especially alert for child pedestrians as they typically lack the awareness or understanding of danger that an adult would have. Especially with such a very young child, drivers have to be completely paying attention to the road at all times.
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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