Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the road. Rush hour in the morning and evening, and after school, are dangerous for pedestrians because there are so many people walking the streets. When there is a pedestrian-auto accident, the pedestrians’ lack of protection can cause long-term injuries and even death.
According to a recent report, six students who were had just left school were hit by a car. The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. when a Chrysler sedan driven by a teen girl hit them. A male was riding in the vehicle at the time. The driver and passenger fled the scene after the crash, but later went back. None of the injuries are said to be life-threatening, but some of them are serious. The driver and the students who were hit all attend the same school. A witness to the accident said that the driver did not seem to know how to drive. The vehicle was taken as part of the investigation and it is being checked to ensure that it is mechanically sound. The driver is also being questioned and the investigation is ongoing.
A pedestrian accident can cause brain trauma, back injuries, broken bones and more. It can negatively impact a person’s life for an extended period. When there is a pedestrian crash, the medical expenses can be overwhelming. For those who are younger and just starting out in life, this can be a life-changing experience. There are many reasons why a pedestrian accident might happen. Perhaps distracted driving was involved. It might have been a person who was operating the vehicle negligently or recklessly. Or, there could have been a problem with the vehicle. Regardless, it is crucial for those who have been hurt in a pedestrian accident to remember their rights.
This recent case is still being assessed and it is not known how severe the injuries are or if charges will be filed. The injured teens and their families should be cognizant of the chance of dealing with high medical bills, lifelong injuries and other problems that can come from a pedestrian accident.