Pelham, MA – Police in Pelham responded to a second pedestrian crash within a few hours on Thursday morning. The first incident, which we previously reported on, involved a 71 year old woman. In this incident, a 62 year old woman was hurt.
At around 8:00 am on Thursday, the woman was driving along Bridge Street when her car swerved off the road and into a tree. The woman was out of her vehicle when another vehicle driven by a 31 year old man was passing through the area. The man told police that he was temporarily blinded by sunlight. Once he regained his vision, he realized that he was about to hit the woman, who was walking in the roadway. Although he swerved to avoid a collision, he struck the woman, knocking her to the ground.
The driver immediately left his vehicle to check on the woman. Police and rescue units responded while he remained on scene and cooperated with authorities. The woman was transported to a local hospital with a leg injury, but her injuries do not appear life-threatening at this time. Police are still investigating the crash but have ruled out speed and alcohol as factors. No word on whether any charges are expected.
Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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.
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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