On Monday, a pedestrian accident resulted in the death of one individual. Just before 5:45 p.m., a person was struck by a vehicle in front of the Second Baptist Church in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Second Baptist Church is located on Route 202 and a section of the roadway was closed while authorities investigated the accident. It is unknown if the driver remained at the scene of the accident or what caused the incident.
Pedestrians are defined as any individual walking on or near roadways. Tragically, nearly 5,000 individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents every year and thousands more suffer terrible injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all pedestrians follow every safety precaution to avoid a collision with a vehicle. Pedestrians are encouraged to wear clothing that is bright colored and reflective, carry a flashlight, and walk on sidewalks or crosswalks when available. However, an individual could follow every possible safety measure and still be struck by a vehicle due to the reckless actions of the vehicle’s driver. Distracted drivers, fatigued drivers, and drivers who operate the vehicle while impaired cause most pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you should seek legal guidance to determine if you have grounds to file a case.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We have handled nearly every type of accident case and take pride in working diligently representing our clients. When contacting our office, you will receive a free consultation to determine the best avenue to pursue in order to obtain justice and compensation for the damages you’ve sustained. Contact our office today.