Pittsburghers who are crossing the street as pedestrians are constantly vulnerable to being injured in a car accident. This can happen in many different circumstances, but one of the most egregious is when the person is crossing the street and is hit by a car. With the many problems that can arise after a pedestrian is injured in a car accident, a legal filing is often needed to cover for medical bills, lost wages and more. Knowing how to pursue a case is imperative, especially in its immediate aftermath.
In an incident that shows that any driver can be vulnerable to hitting a pedestrian, a police vehicle hit a woman as she crossed the street at around 8:50 p.m. The woman, 64, was reportedly in the intersection when she was struck. The police chief stated the police car was on patrol when the accident happened. The investigation into the crash is ongoing with a crash reconstruction taking place. She was taken to the hospital after the accident and was said to be in stable condition.
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, their vulnerability can lead to major injuries and death. Because they are not accorded the protection of being in a vehicle, their body will absorb the entire impact. This can lead to broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord damage, head injuries and much more. With the multitude of problems in the short and long-term that can come about because of injuries a pedestrian might have suffered in a car accident, a legal filing for compensation is often the only strategy to get the maximum amount to cover all the expenses.
This accident shows that even law enforcement vehicles can be involved in an auto-pedestrian accident. While the investigation is ongoing, it is vital that the woman and her family protect their own interests by discussing a potential case with an experienced attorney and do so as soon as possible.
Source: triblive.com, “Woman struck by McKeesport police car,” Madasyn Czebiniak, April 3, 2018