There are numerous reasons why individuals in West Virginia choose to walk down the road during the early evening hours. This is often a great time to get some exercise and enjoy the cool breeze in the air. Others choose to walk because they are only going a short distance, and it is not worth driving. Regardless of the reason, a person walking along the side of the road expects that traffic will adhere to traffic laws and stay on the road. Recently, a driver veered toward a pedestrian, causing a car accident that resulted in the hospitalization of the pedestrian.
A sheriff's department spokesperson indicates that the authorities believe the driver of the vehicle was driving while impaired. A search of her vehicle revealed prescription drugs on the floorboard. The woman was arrested for DUI. Reportedly, her driver's license was already suspended at the time of the accident.
The pedestrian involved in this car accident suffered serious leg injuries that will limit his mobility for a while. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The driver of the vehicle and her passenger were both uninjured.
Although the pedestrian in this car accident apparently did not suffer life-threatening injuries, he will surely be facing numerous medical expenses. Additionally, because of the nature of his injuries, he will most likely be facing lost income and limited mobility until he is better able to move around. To seek recompense from these losses, he may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver within West Virginia's civil courts.
Source: wvva.com, "A Car Hits A Pedestrian, Sending Him to the Hospital", Kathlynn Stone, April 14, 2014