Pedestrians are often times at great risk when they attempt to cross the road, especially at night when visibility is more limited. However, motorists are still required to exercise reasonable care when driving. Considering the fact that some motorists drive in a negligent or even impaired manner, serious accidents can ensue that severely injure a pedestrian. Unfortunately, one car accident in Nebraska recently left a pedestrian suffering from serious injuries.
The accident took place on the early morning of April 5 at around 3 a.m. and involved one pedestrian and one motor vehicle. The reportedly vehicle struck the victim while changing lanes, and then proceeded to leave the scene. Emergency personnel arrived soon after the accident and took the victim to the hospital with multiple injuries.
According to authorities, the driver of the accident returned to the scene after leaving, and proved to be uninjured. The current condition of the pedestrian is unknown at this time, although he suffered a brain injury along with a fractured leg and hip injury. Nebraska police officials are investigating the accident, and have indicated that they believe the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol.
Regardless of whether the driver of the vehicle is charged for his involvement in the car accident, the victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for his injuries. Compensation could be used to pay for any of the individual’s hospital bills. Hopefully, this could allow the victim to focus on healing and slowly returning to normal life instead of worrying about new bills.
Source: Omaha.com, “Pedestrian, 20, hit by car; injures leg, hip and head”, Paige Yowell, April 5, 2014