Cleveland, OH (October 9, 2023) – A hit-and-run accident took place in the Cleveland area on Sunday morning that left two people injured. The accident took place at around 6:30 a.m. on October 8.
Reports from the Cleveland Police Department show that a vehicle was traveling in the area of East 79th Street in the opportunity corner when it struck a 23-year-old man who was walking with a three-month-old child. The vehicle then fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
The two pedestrians were injured in the crash. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency treatment.
Authorities were able to locate the driver of the vehicle. The driver was arrested.
At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope the two people hurt in this crash recover quickly.
Tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents occur in Ohio every year. Nearly 10,000 of these accidents take place right here in the Cleveland area. Unfortunately, when pedestrians are involved in these accidents, the chances of victims suffering significant injuries are dramatically increased.
Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Pedestrians are likely to suffer significant trauma to the head as a result of accidents. This is due to the fact that their heads might be hit by vehicles or strike hard objects, such as the road or structures in the area.
Pedestrians are also likely to suffer significant bone fractures as a result of collisions. These injuries often require casting and, in severe cases, may also require surgery to heal.
Other injuries that pedestrians suffer in automobile accidents include internal organ injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severe cuts and lacerations. The unfortunate truth is that any type of injury can require extensive medical care and force victims out of work for several weeks or even months.
After being hurt in an accident, it is crucial that injured parties reach out to a Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyer right away. After an accident, victims may have the ability to pursue personal injury claims to recover compensation for the losses and damages they face.
At Joseph Law Group, our mission is to provide exceptional legal representation and fight for the rights of injured victims. For over two decades, we have been dedicated to helping our clients restore their quality of life, security, and health after an accident or injury. Our experienced attorneys are passionate about advocating for justice and securing the compensation our clients deserve. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, but we promise to stand by your side every step of the way and provide honest guidance throughout the legal process. If you have been wrongfully injured in Ohio, don’t hesitate to contact our Cleveland personal injury law firm at 216-522-1600 for a free consultation with our trusted legal team. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
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.