Pedestrian stuck by car while crossing street at night
Late night accidents often can be more severe than an early morning crash. Car accidents that occur in the night might have additional factors that could create a disastrous collision. Night vision could significantly impact the magnitude of the car accident. If a vehicle or a person is not easily seen, the driver may be unable to avoid the collision altogether. A high intensity and direct impact can cause serious injuries and even death, especially when a pedestrian is involved.
One recent evening at around 7:30 p.m., a vehicle struck a pedestrian when he attempted to cross the street. The 71-year-old man was crossing North Walnut Street in Ridgewood when a car struck him. Authorities responded to the incident and emergency crews transported him to the hospital for medical treatment. It was reported that the man was in serious condition. Details surrounding the pedestrian-car accident have not been released at this time, but it was reported that the elderly man was wearing dark clothing when he attempted to cross the street that night.
The accident is still under investigation and the cause of the accident has not yet been determined. As this case illustrates, a pedestrian accident can result in serious injuries, and a person injured in an accident like this might have a personal injury claim if the driver involved is found to be negligent. Compensation from the suit can go towards any medical bills, damages and pain and suffering that might have been incurred in the accident.
Pedestrian accidents can often end tragically, so it is important that drivers are alert and watching out for pedestrians in areas where they frequent. In addition, pedestrians should use caution when crossing the street and should only do so when traffic lights or signals indicate that it is safe to do so.