Cleveland, OH (April 19, 2022) – A man was injured after a driver crashed into a bus stop in Cleveland on Sunday morning, April 17. The accident was reported at the 8300 block of Detroit Avenue at around 2:30 a.m.
A driver crashed into a telephone pole, a cement garbage bin, and a bus stop shelter. Local reports indicated that the motorist lost control of the vehicle. The pedestrian waiting at the bus stop was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. No additional information has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Walkers are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians have little protection in the event of a collision, making them more vulnerable to fatalities. In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes on average, for a total of 5,977 pedestrian deaths in the United States.
On occasion, you will have to share the road with pedestrians. In Ohio, drivers have a responsibility to all road users, including pedestrians. Pedestrians have legal rights in the state, and many people prefer to walk to restaurants, jog, or simply enjoy a beautiful day. That means that if you are hurt in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a skilled Cleveland car accident attorney.
Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Cleveland
If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should contact a Cleveland personal injury lawyer right away. To increase your chances of receiving full compensation, you should file your claim as soon as possible. In order to build a strong case, the legal team at Joseph Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other evidence. Our attorneys have helped many pedestrian accident victims recover the compensation they deserve after being injured in an accident, and we’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure your legal rights are protected.
Call 216-522-1600 to speak with a Cleveland personal injury lawyer about your case.
Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts. These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.
Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.