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Tag Archives: Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accident leaves man with life-threatening injuries

22 Aug 2012

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

While standing on a median waiting to cross the street, few people in Kentucky and elsewhere think that anything bad will happen. The light turns red, traffic stops, and you safely make it to the other side of the street. Sadly, this wasn’t the case for a man in nearby Lexington who was struck earlier this month while attempting to cross a busy intersection at the start of rush hour.

According to police, the man was standing on a median just before the accident. In a matter of seconds, he was struck in the middle of the roadway by a woman driving a dark green Chevrolet Metro. He was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Although reports indicate that the man was not in a crosswalk, drivers must remain attentive at all times to avoid hitting pedestrians. A pedestrian accident can leave people with severe injuries. They may be left with cuts and broken bones. However, a pedestrian accident can cause much more serious injuries such as head and spinal cord injuries.

A motor vehicle is not a toy. Thus, drivers must operate their vehicles with caution. In a split second, one driver’s inattention can result in a tragic accident.

Though many accidents are unintentional, it’s good to know that people involved in these types of tragic accidents don’t have to suffer and may even be awarded compensation after pursuing legal advice. The compensation that is awarded may be used to cover medical expenses and lost wages. After all, people should not have to suffer financial setbacks as a result of another driver’s negligence.

Source: Kentucky.com, “Car hits pedestrian at New Circle Road and Bryan Avenue,” Josh Kegley, Aug. 16, 2012

 

Weekend accident leaves 1 woman dead

25 Jun 2012

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Monday, June 25, 2012

In an instant, a car accident can leave people suffering severe injuries. Sadly, many people do not survive after they are involved in an accident.

A weekend festival in Kentucky turned to tragedy for one family after a 24-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries after she was hit by a car as she was leaving the Mary, Queen of Heaven church festival.

The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. According to reports, the accident victim was walking along Donaldson Road with her husband and a friend. A woman driving a 2003 Hyundai Sante Fe struck all three of them.

The 24-year-old woman was taken to the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She died the next day. The woman’s husband and her friend suffered minor injuries in the accident. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Authorities are investigating to determine the exact cause of the accident.

In situations like this, accident victims may be able to pursue legal action against any negligent parties. When a driver’s reckless behavior causes harm to others, they should be held responsible.

People who are injured in pedestrian accidents may have to endure surgery, lengthy hospital stays and painful rehabilitation. Their medical bills may become overwhelming. Fortunately, accident victims may be awarded compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

It may be difficult for families in Kentucky to move forward after they have lost a loved one in an accident. However, they too have legal options available to them. They may be awarded compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. The money that is awarded can be used to cover funeral expenses, lost wages and for pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.

Source: The Enquirer, “Pedestrian dies after being struck leaving church festival,” June 25, 2012

 

Fourth pedestrian accident in recent weeks in one Kentucky city

28 May 2012

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Monday, May 28, 2012

Imagine walking across the street in Covington when a car suddenly hits you. You’re thrown against the windshield before landing on the ground. It’s a frightening scenario. However, it has become all too common in one Kentucky city.

In recent weeks, four different people were involved in pedestrian accidents in Lexington. Two people died and the others suffered serious injuries.

The latest accident happened on May 20 around 10 p.m. Police aren’t sure if the pedestrian was attempting to cross the road or was simply stepping out onto the road. They were rushed to the hospital immediately after the accident.

Authorities say many of the accidents happened on large roads that are typically very busy. Police are warning pedestrians to use cross walks or signals before they attempt to cross a busy road.

Although pedestrians need to do what they can to stay safe, drivers must also remain attentive and alert and be sure they are looking out for pedestrians.

A pedestrian is no match for a vehicle. When someone is involved in a pedestrian accident, he or she could suffer devastating injuries. As evidenced by some of the recent accidents in Kentucky, some of those injuries may be fatal.

When people are injured because of a driver’s reckless or negligent behavior, they may be able to pursue legal action in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Families who have lost loved ones may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

Because each situation is different, it is often wise to work with an experienced attorney. An attorney will investigate the accident and work hard to get victims and their family members the compensation they deserve.

Source: WKYT, “Police warn pedestrians of dangers,” Sean Evans, May 20, 2012

Little girl struck and killed by criminal on house arrest

03 May 2012

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Thursday, May 3, 2012

A wrongful death suit should be added to the charges piling up on a Louisville man who struck and killed a 7-year-old girl last month as she crossed the street after getting off a bus. The man was serving a home arrest sentence for weapons and burglary charges. While he is allowed to leave his home to go to school, he did not attend his evening college classes on the day of the fatal accident. In addition, the street on which he struck the little girl as she crossed the road is not on his way to or from school or his home.

The little girl’s father is extremely angry that the man was not where he was supposed to be, and says he is convinced his daughter would be alive today if he had been. Police arrested the man for violating his home incarceration rules, he was held on a $5,000 bond and pleaded not guilty to escape and theft charges. Metro police were awaiting blood alcohol results from the driver that will perhaps incur additional charges.

Police say they were unable to account for the driver for two and a half hours prior to his arrest. They admit that tracking the more than 600 people serving home incarceration sentences in the Louisville area is difficult. The Metro Corrections department hopes to use GPS technology to monitor convicted criminals in the future.

The admission of the police department that they cannot supervise all of the people serving house arrest sentences brings up a good question about the possibility of holding the department somewhat accountable in this case.

Source: wdrb.com, “Police: Driver in fatal pedestrian crash was on home incarceration,” April 14, 2012

 

Nine-year-old girl killed in recent pedestrian accident

19 Mar 2012

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Monday, March 19, 2012

It is tragic when someone in Kentucky or elsewhere is killed in an accident. However, it is even more tragic when a child is involved.

Recently, a 9-year-old girl was killed in an accident as she waited for her school bus to pick her up and bring her to school. According to police, the little girl crossed the street to talk to a friend. When she crossed the street a second time, she was hit by a minivan and then a city bus.

A woman who lives near the scene of the tragic accident is a nursing student. She says the impact of the crash sounded like a sledgehammer. She ran outside hoping she could revive the little girl, but soon realized that she was already dead.

Authorities do not believe speed was a factor in the accident, but neighbors around the area say people often drive too fast.

“I am going to tell you, the cars are flying,” one neighbor said. “This is dangerous right here.”

The little girl’s father said his daughter was smart, outgoing and had a fun personality.

Although it is not clear if any of the drivers were at fault in this specific case, if a driver is found to be negligent they may face a wrongful death lawsuit. A car is not a toy, and when drivers are reckless and dangerous, they should be held responsible. Although no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of life, a wrongful death lawsuit may provide family members with some form of justice.

Source: Cincinnati.com, “Girl, 9, dies after being struck by car, then bus,” Jennifer Edwards Baker and John Faherty, Mar. 17, 2012

 

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