Picture this: You have just finished grabbing a bite to eat with your friends. As you exit the restaurant, your friends are saying their goodbyes and making plans for the next time you all will meet up. You give your final hugs and prepare to make your journey home on foot. As the bright white light of the crossing signal lights up, you the signal and even glance both ways before preparing to make your journey across the street. Before you know it, you see a blinding light on your right side, and everything goes black.
This was the reality for an individual who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Columbia, South Carolina. This individual was crossing Millwood Avenue, near Washington street, and merely blocks away from Columbia’s MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center. This individual was struck by a vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries.
As with any type of car wreck, pedestrian-involved car wrecks can be terrifying. Moreso because a pedestrian is not afforded the same level of security on foot as they would be provided if they were in a vehicle behind hundreds of pounds of metal and other materials. The National Institute of Health notes that pedestrians who are hit by cars will likely suffer catastrophic injuries, including:
Often these types of car wrecks occur in crosswalks, parking lots, and other places where cars and pedestrians must share space. Maintaining situational awareness may seem simple but could save a life.
If you or someone you know was involved in a pedestrian-involved car wreck, call Armada Law today for a free legal consultation on your case!