There are a variety of different users of West Virginia roadways. While most people likely think of traditional motor vehicles such as cars and trucks when they consider using the roads, pedestrians and cyclists have equal rights to safely utilize public roads. Unfortunately, drivers who are not aware of such people in the area can cause a serious car accident. One pedestrian is now fighting to recover from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car.
The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. one night in early May. Details regarding the incident are unclear. However, police reports indicate that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near a West Virginia restaurant.
The man suffered serious injuries. He reportedly underwent surgery and remains in the intensive care unit. The road was closed for approximately two hours as a result of the collisions. While no charges have been filed at this time, the investigation into the accident is ongoing.
A car accident that involves a pedestrian often results in serious injuries with many victims who survive often left facing a long road to recovery. For many, recovery often requires extensive medical care and missed work. Unfortunately, bills often pile up and debt becomes unmanageable. As a result, many injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence choose to examine their legal options. If negligence can be proved, they could receive an award of damages that would allow them to cope with the expenses incurred as a result of their injuries.
Source: wtov9.com, "Pedestrian hit by car in Wheeling", May 2, 2016