Being hit by a car when one is walking alongside a Minnesota roadway can have tragic results. Even if the individual survives the accident, he or she could end up with temporary or even permanent incapacitating injuries. One woman in Minnesota recently became the victim of this type of car accident.
The accident occurred a little past 10 p.m. on a recent Saturday night. The woman was walking in the area of a highway when a car hit her. The pedestrian who was hit was said to be 58 years old.
The accident victim was transported to the hospital with injuries. Thankfully, her injuries were thought to be non-life-threatening. The car that apparently hit the woman was operated by a man who is 61 years old. The vehicle was heading east when the accident happened, and its front end sustained severe damage, police reported.
Car versus pedestrian accidents can be particularly dangerous because an individual who is walking near a roadway doesn’t have any protection against the impact of a swift moving vehicle. The injured pedestrian could suffer financial losses such as medical expenses or the loss of wages due to an inability to work. In addition, she could suffer with pain and suffering or emotional distress. If the car driver is found to have been negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to the car accident, he could be held financially liable through a personal injury claim. A Minnesota civil court will award damages to the injured victim if the driver’s liability is established by a preponderance of the evidence.
Source: sctimes.com, “Big Lake woman injured in car-pedestrian accident“, , June 22, 2014