Cleveland, OH (December 2, 2021) – On Tuesday night, November 30, a local woman was injured in a hip and skip accident in Cleveland. The incident occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Cleveland Cultural Gardens around 11:30 p.m.
The woman was walking along the roadway when she was hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid. The injured party was later found by local authorities and transported to University Hospitals in serious condition. The woman is reportedly in stable condition at this time.
No further updates have been provided. Local authorities are investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit and Run Accidents in Ohio
According to recent statistics, pedestrian deaths have reached all-time highs in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident. Despite the fact that pedestrians have the same right to the road as everyone else, many drivers fail to watch for them, resulting in fatal traffic accidents.
You will occasionally have to share the road with pedestrians, no matter where you live. 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 catastrophic 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.