Pedestrian accidents can be some of the most devastating vehicle accidents that occur on roads as they can leave pedestrians suffering from dire injuries. Pedestrians are not protected by any gear, and they are vulnerable parties on the road. All drivers must look out for pedestrians and remember the responsibility they have to share the road.
A hit-and-run accident that occured in Springfield is being investigated. Police are looking to talk to the driver of a car seen on surveillance video hitting a young boy. AJ Olivero, 10-years-old, was crossing Belmont Avenue when he was struck by a car.
The car was reported to have been flying through the area at high speeds at the time of the incident. Springfield Police say that the driver stayed on the scene at first but was not there when police arrived. AJ sustained multiple foot fractures and a broken rib in the accident.
Injuries and Pedestrian Accidents
The serious nature of this accident shows just how dire some pedestrian accidents can be. The accident reminds us all that we must remain attentive and cautious whenever we are driving. Negligent actions can leave victims suffering from injuries. Drivers also have a responsibility to remain on the scene if they cause an accident.
Since we are dedicated members of our community, we want our roads to be safe for all who frequent them. We at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman strongly ask all drivers to remember the duty of care they have to one another when driving. We are aware the accidents can happen to even the most attentive people, so we are also committed to helping victims and their families get the help they need to recover.
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