A Tuesday morning pedestrian accident resulted in a woman suffering critical injuries. On Tuesday morning, a 51-year-old woman was attempting to cross the street when she was struck by a pickup truck. The accident happened at the intersection of East St. Joseph Street and East Boulevard in Rapid City, South Dakota. As the woman was crossing the street, a pickup truck driven by 55-year-old Brian Griffith struck her at approximately 9:20 a.m. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition. Griffith was issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The woman was struck while walking in a crosswalk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimate that on average there are around 5,000 pedestrian fatalities each year and an additional 76,000 pedestrians sustain injuries in accidents involving vehicles. Pedestrians are at risk of being struck by a vehicle due to their lack of visibility and the increase in driver negligence. Most pedestrians follow all safety precautions to avoid an accident, and unfortunately, they may not be able to prevent an accident from occurring due to the actions of a motorist. Distracted driving, inattentive driving, and DUI are common causes of pedestrian accidents.
The skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of legal experience. We will work to hold the at-fault driver accountable while working to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact us today.