A pedestrian accident resulted in one woman being dragged 21-feet and sustaining serious injuries. The accident happened in Lincoln, Nebraska around 1:15 p.m. on Monday. According to the Lincoln police, 50-year-old Tracy Pickering was attempting to cross the street near the intersection of K Street and 11th Street when she was struck by a vehicle. Pickering was walking in a crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle operated by 29-year-old Rachel Wood. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance and her current condition is unknown. Wood was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Walking is the oldest form of travel and is also a way for millions of individuals to exercise. While auto accidents create the perception that traveling in a motor vehicle is more dangerous than walking or traveling on a bicycle, pedestrian accidents also result in thousands of injuries and fatalities each year. The CDC recommends that all pedestrians wear reflective clothing, walk in well-lit areas, and use crosswalks and sidewalks to prevent an accident. However, the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence and recklessness of a driver. To hold those drivers responsible for your damages, it is imperative to consult an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and have over a century of legal experience. We will fight aggressively to hold the at-fault driver accountable for your accident while recovering the compensation you deserve for your damages. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today.