A 61-year-old man was severely injured in a pedestrian accident with a tractor-trailer while crossing a street in Hudson Falls, New York. Police reported the victim was crossing the street with his walker when a semi-truck made a right turn and struck the victim. Police reported that the victim appeared to be in the crosswalk during the time of the accident, but authorities were going to review the surveillance video from nearby businesses. The truck driver was not ticketed as an investigation is pending on the accident.
The CDC reports that on average every 24 hours 430 people will be treated in emergency rooms across the country for traffic-related pedestrian injuries. Each year more than 156,000 are treated in the ER for injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. Each pedestrian needs to be vigilant when they are traveling by foot and bicycle. It is always wise to wear reflective clothing at night and carry a flashlight with you. Even if you are walking in a crosswalk like the Hudson Falls resident be alert to your surroundings and other pedestrians and drivers. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be overwhelming. Many victims have expensive medical bills, stress, and physical ailments. Anyone injured in a pedestrian accident needs to contact a personal injury attorney immediately to pursue legal action.
The St. Louis attorney’s at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are highly experienced in personal injury cases and strive to achieve maximum compensation for our clients. Our team works directly with the victim and communicates with them every step of the way. Meyerkord & Kurth offers free no-obligation consultations, so please contact our office if a pedestrian accident has caused you injuries or the death of a loved one.