A New York man is fighting for his life at a hospital after being injured in a pedestrian accident. The accident occurred on Friday at around 7:27 p.m. Police reported that a 39-year-old male was walking on Peru Road in Groton, New York when he was struck by a 2004 Mazda RX 8. The pedestrian was airlifted to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. Witnesses claim the man was walking in the roadway and the driver of the Mazda has not been charged for the accident.
All individuals that choose to travel on foot are called pedestrians. While many pedestrians believe that walking opposed to traveling in a motor vehicle, is a safer option, they too are at risk of being injured or killed in a traffic accident. Nearly 5,000 people are killed in pedestrian accidents each year and nearly every accident is caused by negligent driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages all pedestrians to follow every possible safety precaution to avoid a collision with a vehicle. Walking in well-lit areas, using crosswalks and sidewalks, and wearing reflective clothing can prevent some pedestrian accidents; however, most pedestrian accidents are caused by distracted driving, driving under the influence, and fatigued driving.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our well-seasoned attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients and will work to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your case. We believe in building relationships with our clients and will fully communicate with you during the case. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.