A pedestrian in Charlotte, North Carolina was injured during an evening police chase with a stolen car. Police officers reported that a driver was clocked speeding on the interstate and a chase began. A witness told reporters that he was passed by a car and two police cruisers traveling at a high rate of speed. One patrol car was hit by the stolen vehicle and struck a construction barrier which struck a pedestrian nearby. Medical personnel rushed the pedestrian to the hospital and both the victim and trooper are expected to be okay.
It is estimated that over 150,000 pedestrians visit emergency rooms each year to be treated for injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents can happen due to various reasons. First and foremost, it is important for all pedestrians to abide by all signals and signs. Also, using designated crosswalks and crossings are a must to maintain safety. However, sometimes distractions can cause accidents too. It is important to remember that walking, running or biking while distracted can be just as dangerous as driving while distracted. Injuries can occur when you’re talking or texting on the phone and not being alert to your surroundings. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can result in large medical bills, stress and long term issues. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your options. An attorney will meet with you to talk about your accident and determine if you can seek compensation for your injuries.
The Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC personal injury attorneys are located in St. Louis and specialize in pedestrian accidents. We are a small firm with an experienced team of attorneys who work diligently for our clients and their cases. Contact us if a pedestrian accident has caused you or your loved one damages. We offer free consultations at our downtown office to meet with you and discuss your legal needs. Call us today and schedule your no-obligation appointment and begin your road to recovery.