Accidents occur every day in the United States, but what might otherwise be a harmless collision can become very serious if a pedestrian is involved. A pedestrian’s lack of protection can be a deadly factor in a car crash. If the accident is not deadly, it can often seriously injure the pedestrian, even if the driver sustains no injuries. However, in a recent car accident in Massachusetts, both the pedestrian and the driver of the motor vehicle involved were seriously injured.
A woman was driving at around 2 a.m. on Oct. 12 when she hit a young man who was standing near his parked car. After striking the man, the woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a nearby tree. The man was 18 years old, and the woman was in her twenties. Both individuals were seriously injured in the accident.
The two people were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries. It is not known what their condition is at this time. Police stated that negligence and alcohol may have played a part in the incident, but the circumstances are still under investigation.
Once the investigation is complete, the pedestrian may wish to seek restitution for the injuries he suffered from the car accident. If the litigation is successful, he could be relieved of the burden that he will likely face after his unexpected trip to the hospital. This could allow the Massachusetts man to focus on healing and returning to his normal life as soon as possible, instead of stressing about new medical bills and, perhaps, lost wages.
Source: wggb.com, Man Hit By Car, Driver Slams Into Tree, No author, Oct. 12, 2013