A recent accident in Tallahassee, Florida left a pedestrian in serious condition in a hospital. The accident occurred in the morning hours of Jan. 30, when a man was trying to cross the street and he was struck by a car. Thankfully emergency responders got to him in time and were able to provide medical assistance that appears to have saved his life. Investigators remained at the scene of the accident interviewing any witnesses to the crash. No charges have been filed against the driver of the car as of yet.
This accident is a terrible reminder of the dangers pedestrians face out on the road. When they are involved in an accident, serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries can be suffered by the pedestrian.
In this particular case there are no specifics about the individual's condition. However, many pedestrian suffer a wide array of terrible injuries after an accident. They can suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or concussions; they can break their arms or their legs; they can suffer permanent injuries such as paralysis; and the emotional trauma of the incident, and its aftermath, can lead to immense suffering that can be difficult to overcome.
People who are struck by other vehicles will be in pain, yes. But their story doesn't have to end there. They can uphold their rights and consult with an attorney to ensure that their case is handled properly and that their interests have a champion.
Source: WTXL, "Pedestrian seriously injured in Tallahassee crash identified," Jan. 30, 2018