Pedestrian Injured in North Carolina Police Chase
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
pedestrian in Charlotte, North Carolina was injured during an evening police chase
with a stolen car. Police officers reported that a driver was clocked
speeding on the interstate and a chase began. A witness told reporters
that he was passed by a car and two police cruisers traveling at a high
rate of speed. One patrol car was hit by the stolen vehicle and struck
a construction barrier which struck a pedestrian nearby. Medical personnel
rushed the pedestrian to the hospital and both the victim and trooper
are expected to be okay.
It is estimated that over 150,000 pedestrians visit emergency rooms each
year to be treated for injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian
accidents can happen due to various reasons. First and foremost, it is
important for all pedestrians to abide by all signals and signs. Also,
using designated crosswalks and crossings are a must to maintain safety.
However, sometimes distractions can cause accidents too. It is important
to remember that walking, running or biking while distracted can be just
as dangerous as driving while distracted. Injuries can occur when you’re
talking or texting on the phone and not being alert to your surroundings.
Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can result in large medical
bills, stress and long term issues. If you or a loved one has been injured
in a pedestrian accident contact a personal injury attorney to discuss
your options. An attorney will meet with you to talk about your accident
and determine if you can seek compensation for your injuries.
The Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC personal injury attorneys are located
in St. Louis and specialize in pedestrian accidents. We are a small firm
with an experienced team of attorneys who work diligently for our clients
and their cases.
Contact us if a pedestrian accident has caused you or your loved one damages. We
offer free consultations at our downtown office to meet with you and discuss
your legal needs. Call us today and schedule your no-obligation appointment
and begin your road to recovery.