Unfortunately, the drivers of motor vehicles can sometimes forget that they are not the only ones on or near the road. This can create very dangerous situations for those who are not in a car when drivers are not more careful. The injuries that often follow these situations can be very severe, and can be worse than that of a car accident. A pedestrian accident occurred in Massachusetts recently that injured one man.
The crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. when a man in dark clothing was struck by a car. The weather conditions were less than helpful as it was raining that day, which likely lowered the visibility on the road. The 22-year-old man suffered critical injuries because of the accident and was transported to a nearby hospital soon after emergency personnel arrived. He was said to have suffered severe back injuries because of the accident.
The driver of the car was a 33-year-old man who was making a right turn at the time of the accident. The current condition of the victim is unknown, but he was still in serious condition two days following the incident. The accident is still under investigation.
The Massachusetts man who was injured in the pedestrian accident may have the right to seek restitution later on, depending on the findings of the investigation. This could be used to pay for any hospital bills that the man receives due to the accident, and reimburse the man for lost wages while he is out of work. This could also allow the man to fully recover and return to a normal life as soon as possible.
Source: masslive.com, Man struck by car, seriously hurt in Worcester on Grafton Street, Megan Bard, Nov. 28, 2013