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Pedestrian suffers critical injuries when hit by car on sidewalk

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2018 | Car Accidents

Pedestrians in Pittsburgh will know that they need to be vigilant. Given the number of ways in which drivers are distracted nowadays, the simple act of crossing the street can be a dangerous act, even if pedestrians are adhering to all the basic safety rules. However, what they will not expect is to be hit by a car when they are on the sidewalk. This can happen suddenly and the injuries can lead to significant medical bills and lost wages, among other financial impacts. A lawsuit is often the only strategy to receive adequate compensation for what they have lost.

According to a recent reports, a 56-year-old woman was injured when she was hit by a vehicle while on the sidewalk. The accident happened in the morning at around 8 a.m. The accident occurred near an intersection. She was hit and then the vehicle that hit her was hit by a second vehicle. She was rushed to the hospital and said to be in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle that hit her, a gray SUV, said she was trying to avoid a crash and went onto the sidewalk.

There can be injuries and the consequences from those injuries in any type of car accident. When it is a pedestrian accident, the victim will be left inherently vulnerable because of the total absence of protection to absorb at least some of the damage in the crash. This can cause significant injuries, with broken bones, head trauma, cuts and more. It often leads to a fatality. Those who have been injured in a pedestrian-auto accident should remember their potential rights to compensation in a legal filing.

Given the injuries the pedestrian in this recent incident suffered, there are many considerations to account for, including dealing with high medical bills, inability to work and long-term issues.