Pedestrians are known for sometimes not using the crosswalk, but this does not mean that drivers have the right-of-way when a pedestrian runs across the street in front of them. Sometimes an accident could have been avoided — along with the injuries that may follow — if the driver had been paying full attention to the road instead of the numerous other distractions that are possible when operating a motor vehicle. A pedestrian accident in Massachusetts left a man injured recently.
The man was trying to cross the road outside of a crosswalk mid-morning when he was struck by a driver. The man was hit at around 10 a.m. Emergency personnel arrived soon after and transported the injured man to a nearby hospital.
The man who struck the pedestrian stayed at the scene after the accident occurred and offered his complete cooperation to the police. No citations have been issued at this time, but the accident is still under investigation. The current condition of the man who was struck is not known at this time.
Once investigations of the pedestrian accident are completed by the Massachusetts police, the injured man may have the right to file for monetary compensation for his injuries. Compensation could be used to help the man pay for any medical bills acquired due to his serious injuries, as well as cover any potential lost wages. This could allow the man to fully heal before returning to work, and therefore allow him to get on with his life as soon as possible.
Source: masslive.com, Pedestrian hit by car in Hadley, Elizabeth Roman, Dec. 8, 2013