On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Car vs. pedestrian accidents can be very harmful to pedestrians. For example, such accidents can result in pedestrians suffering serious injuries. Recently, an Oregon man was seriously hurt in a car vs. pedestrian accident. The accident happened on Tuesday in Salem, Oregon. That afternoon, a 70-year-old man who is visually impaired was crossing 17th Street NE in a crosswalk. The man is a children’s book author. According to authorities, as the man was crossing the road, he was struck by a motor vehicle. It has been alleged that the woman who was driving this motor vehicle was under the influence at the time of this car vs. pedestrian accident. She reportedly faces charges of assault and DUII in connection to the crash. The 70-year-old man suffered serious injuries in this car vs. pedestrian accident. He was taken to a hospital after the accident occurred. According to the article on KPTV’s website which reported this story, as of Wednesday, the man was still hospitalized. As this incident illustrates, car vs. pedestrian accidents can sometimes result in pedestrians getting seriously injured. Thus, it is very important for motor vehicle drivers in Oregon to do everything they reasonably can to prevent car vs. pedestrian accidents when out on the roads. This includes making sure to watch for pedestrians when driving. It also includes obeying all relevant traffic laws and avoiding engaging in reckless conduct when behind the wheel. No pedestrian should have to suffer injuries because a motor vehicle driver failed to act properly. Source: KPTV, “Salem children’s author recovering after being struck by car,” Andrew Padula, May 30, 2012