Plymouth, MA (June 25, 2018) – A teen was struck while walking at a crosswalk in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts on Monday afternoon. The boy was walking at Main Street near Middle Street in a marked crosswalk area when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Plymouth police officers and emergency medical officials quickly arrived at the scene to tend to the 16 year old victim and treat his injuries.
The injuries sustained by the victim are not considered life-threatening, according to authorities. The boy was transported to South Shore Hospital to receive treatment. Police report that the boy was wearing earbuds when he was struck in the crosswalk. However, officers did the charge the motor vehicle operator, a 61 year old man from Plymouth, with failure to yield to a pedestrian. No further information was released.
Boston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in our state. Especially in large cities, such as Boston, where pedestrians are all around, these accidents occur frequently. We are saddened to hear of this pedestrian accident.
In heavily congested areas, 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. The police investigation into a pedestrian accident is crucial because it lays the foundation for a later personal injury claim to be potentially brought by a pedestrian. Witness statements, traffic scene measurements, and cameras located near the intersection where the accident occurs can all play a role in the crash reconstruction which is so crucial in these types of cases. In this case, the police have determined that the driver was negligent in causing the accident.
If a pedestrian is injured due to the negligence of another, the pedestrian may have claim for personal injuries suffered as a result. These cases are complicated, however. 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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