Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable people on the road. Pedestrian accidents can cause severe injuries since pedestrians are not protected by a vehicle or even a helmet.
The risk of serious injury is exceptionally high with these kinds of accidents. It is important for vehicle drivers to remember to watch for pedestrians and use caution and it’s equally important for pedestrians to remain vigilant while they move through these areas.
On May 21, police responded to an incident that occurred around 9 p.m. The accident occurred on West Center Street, near 106 and the Route 24 overpass. Upon arriving at the scene, police discovered an injured pedestrian who is suspected to have been hit by a passing vehicle.
When officers arrived, they discovered the pedestrian in the road. The 28-year-old woman sustained injuries and was initially taken to the Good Samaritan Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries to the leg and head. She was later transported by medical helicopter to the Boston Medical Center
A white Toyota remained at the scene, though it was unclear if it had stopped to assist the woman or was directly involved in the accident.
Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries
While the cause of this accident is still being investigated, the injuries to the pedestrian show how serious these incidents can be. Drivers need to remember that they share the road with pedestrians and they have a duty of care to all others on the road around them. Drivers who act recklessly and cause accidents could be held liable, and pedestrians who are injured by negligent drivers can seek compensation and assistance for their injuries. Victims deserve to receive help when they’ve been injured.
We at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman are concerned members of this community and urge everyone to exercise caution, whether they be the driver or the pedestrian. Pedestrian accidents can often be severe and life-changing, and it’s crucial we all do our part to prevent them. However accidents do happen, and we are also here to help victims as they seek to recover their rights and receive the compensation needed to return to their lives.
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Disclaimer: At our firm, we wish to honor the victims of these tragedies and give general information to the public about accident news. We do not wish to disrespect the parties involved and do not want this information to be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. Do not rely on this information exclusively, and instead seek the help of a trusted attorney moving forward. This post is not intended as a solicitation for business, and we wish a full recovery for anyone injured in the accidents we cover.