Accidents involving both vehicles and pedestrians often cause serious injuries to the pedestrian. Without the protection of a vehicle, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable and can sustain life-changing injuries when involved in an accident.
A pedestrian was severely injured on Sunday night after being hit by a car and has recently been identified. 28-year-old Vasiliki Vasvatekis is a Bridgewater resident who was struck by a vehicle while walking outside. According to initial reports, Vasvatekis was struck by a 42-year-old man as he drove his vehicle. West Bridgewater Police responded to the incident around 9 p.m.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Vasvatekis had serious head and leg injuries. She was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton for initial treatment. She was later transported via medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center to receive further treatment for her injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries
Pedestrian accidents can be serious and lead to catastrophic injury. We wish Vasvatekis the best in her recovery and urge everyone to remain vigilant whether they are a pedestrian or driver. Drivers have a duty of care to share the road with pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and all others on the road. If a driver fails to uphold this duty of care and causes an accident, they could be held accountable, and these victims deserve to receive assistance and compensation.
While we urge everyone to stay aware of their surroundings and remain safe, we at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman understand how severe these pedestrian-vehicle accidents can be. We urge you to practice attentive driving and remain aware of the impacts of these accidents. However, we know that accidents do happen. When they do, we are here to help victims recover their rights and receive the compensation they need 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.