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Car accident injures pedestrians when vehicle jumps curb

Since New York is so busy and there are a great many motor vehicles on the road at all hours, it is inevitable that there will be crashes. With any car accident, there is a chance for injury and fatality. This is particularly true with pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Since pedestrians and bicyclists are not provided the same protection as a person in a vehicle, there is a greater chance that there will be significant injuries. This can include a brain injury, a spinal cord injury and worse. When there is an accident of any kind, it is imperative to have legal help to consider pursuing litigation.

A car ran off the road and hit three pedestrians outside of a shopping center. The accident happened in the mid-afternoon at around 2:45 p.m. when an 82-year-old woman driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla lost control of her vehicle. It ran onto the curb and three females. The pedestrians were 37, 42 and 58. The 58-year-old had head trauma and was hospitalized, reportedly in serious condition. The other two women had leg injuries and were also taken to the hospital. The driver was injured and hospitalized. Law enforcement does not believe there was any criminal behavior involved with the driver. The investigation is ongoing.

Any car accident has the potential to cause injury and death. With injuries, the victims will often need to have a hospital stay, have surgery, rehabilitative care and more. They might never return to normal and must be cared for by loved ones, placing a personal and financial strain on them. If there is a fatality, there will be funeral costs and the need to accept that the person who died is no longer there. With these types of accidents, a mistake a victim or the family often makes is accepting a settlement from an insurance company before realizing how much the accident will cost in total. Because of that, it is wise to wait and consider the options.

In this case, three women were injured when a vehicle ran onto the sidewalk and hit them. Given the circumstances of this accident, it is imperative that they have an investigation with their interests in mind. For help, they should make certain to contact an attorney who is experienced in cases involving a motor vehicle accident.

Source: patch.com, "Three Injured, One Seriously, After Being Hit By Car Outside of Nassau Walmart," Alex Costello, Feb. 3, 2017

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