Pedestrian Injured In Accident with Semi-Truck
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 61-year-old man was severely injured in a
pedestrian accident with a tractor-trailer while crossing a street in Hudson Falls, New York.
Police reported the victim was crossing the street with his walker when
a semi-truck made a right turn and struck the victim. Police reported
that the victim appeared to be in the crosswalk during the time of the
accident, but authorities were going to review the surveillance video
from nearby businesses. The truck driver was not ticketed as an investigation
is pending on the accident.
The CDC reports that on average every 24 hours 430 people will be treated
in emergency rooms across the country for traffic-related pedestrian injuries.
Each year more than 156,000 are treated in the ER for injuries sustained
in pedestrian accidents. Each pedestrian needs to be vigilant when they
are traveling by foot and bicycle. It is always wise to wear reflective
clothing at night and carry a flashlight with you. Even if you are walking
in a crosswalk like the Hudson Falls resident be alert to your surroundings
and other pedestrians and drivers. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents
can be overwhelming. Many victims have expensive medical bills, stress,
and physical ailments. Anyone injured in a pedestrian accident needs to
contact a personal injury attorney immediately to pursue legal action.
The St. Louis attorney’s at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are highly
experienced in personal injury cases and strive to achieve maximum compensation
for our clients. Our team works directly with the victim and communicates
with them every step of the way. Meyerkord and Meyerkord offers free no-obligation
consultations, so please
contact our office if a pedestrian accident has caused you injuries or the death
of a loved one.