Cleveland, OH (June 23, 2022) – A pedestrian was hurt after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Cleveland area on Sunday, June 19. The accident took place at the intersection of E. 93rd Street and Nelson Avenue at around 2:12 a.m.
It was reported that a 30-year-old man was standing next to a stopped car on the roadway. A 51-year-old man driving a 2003 BMW was attempting to pass the vehicle when he hit the pedestrian. The injured party broke both his legs and was transported to MetroHealth to be treated for multiple injuries.
No additional information has been revealed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crash in Ohio
The risk of death in a collision is 1.5 times higher for pedestrians, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians are less protected in the event of a collision, which increases their risk of dying in an accident. Every 88 minutes on average, a pedestrian was killed in a car collision in 2017, accounting for 5,977 fatalities nationwide.
You will occasionally have to share the road with pedestrians wherever you reside. In Ohio, drivers have a responsibility to all other road users, including pedestrians. Since pedestrians are protected by the law, many residents of the state prefer to walk to restaurants, jog, or simply take in the scenery. So, if you are hurt in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation with the aid of an experienced attorney.
Consult a lawyer as soon as you can if you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident. You must begin working on your claim as soon as possible to increase your chances of being awarded the entire amount. To make a compelling argument, the attorneys at Joseph Law Group will review copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other supporting documentation. Our attorneys have helped several pedestrian accident victims obtain the compensation they are entitled to after suffering injuries in an accident, and we will fight tooth and nail to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Call 216-522-1600 to discuss your case with a Cleveland pedestrian accident attorney.
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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.