Pedestrians are sometimes the most vulnerable individuals that are on or near the road. Their lack of protection and the carelessness that many drivers have when pedestrians are involved can create very dangerous circumstances for pedestrians. These situations can quickly turn into accidents that leave the pedestrians with serious injuries, or worse. Unfortunately, a pedestrian accident in Massachusetts recently left a man injured.
The accident took place on the night of March 16 at around 11 p.m. and involved one motor vehicle and one pedestrian. The accident took place after the driver, a woman who was 25 years old, was heading toward the Interstate and struck the man. Emergency personnel arrived soon after the accident took place and transported the 34-year-old victim to the hospital.
The victim’s injuries were reported to be non-life-threatening after the accident, but his current condition is unknown. The driver of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries in the accident. The accident is still under investigation by Massachusetts police, and no one has been cited for the accident as of yet.
Once the investigation of the pedestrian accident has been completed, the victim may have the right to seek reimbursement of monetary damages for his injuries. This financial relief could be used to pay for hospital bills that were received because of the accident. This could reduce some of the stress that can be caused by unexpected bills. If the victim is able to demonstrate by competent evidence that the driver negligently caused his injuries, any amount of money awarded could allow the victim to focus on recovering and slowly returning to his normal routine, instead of worrying about new bills from the hospital.
Source: The Republican, Worcester police investigate Vernon Street pedestrian accident, Sam Bonacci, March 17, 2014