Car Jumps Curb

On Friday afternoon, a black Mercedes was cut off by another vehicle while driving westbound on Filmore Avenue and hit a bus stop pole. The pole hit a pedestrian when the car jumped the curb. The 22-year-old women is in critical condition at a hospital near the scene. The driver of the Mercedes stayed at the scene.

Pedestrians in the United States are one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities. In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in car crashes in the U.S, an average of one pedestrian crash-related death every 2 hours.

Studies show that senior citizens and children are most at risk of being in a pedestrian crash-related injury. Alcohol impaired drivers and pedestrians are also at high risk of being injured or killed, for almost half of traffic crashes involve an intoxicated person.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should speak to a personal attorney lawyer at Goidel & Siegel, LLP.


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