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Pedestrian suffers apparent brain injury in car crash


Before crossing a busy street, most pedestrians know to check both ways for oncoming traffic. Drivers know that they must be on the lookout for pedestrians, other cars and obstacles in the roadway. When drivers get distracted doing other things, the likelihood of accidents increases. For one woman in Massachusetts, checking something on her vehicle’s console likely contributed to a single-car auto-pedestrian accident.

The accident occurred on Dec. 30, 2013 on Route 28, when a 42-year-old female driver struck a 61-year-old female pedestrian. The pedestrian was crossing North Main approximately 30 feet south of a crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle. It is estimated that the woman was carried on the vehicle’s hood for approximately 20 feet before rolling off onto the pavement. She was transported to the hospital with an apparent brain injury and internal injuries.

A police commander says that dark conditions when the crash occurred that evening may have contributed to the crash. The driver, who told police she had taken her eyes off the road, was cited for the impeded operation of a motor vehicle.

Drivers who become distracted by other things while driving can cause accidents that can seriously injure or even kill those who are sharing the roadway with them. If you have been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Seeking assistance from a Massachusetts personal injury attorney with ample experience in cases involving distracted drivers can help you to determine how to proceed with your claims for damages.

Source: Andover Townsman, “Driver cited in Route 28 pedestrian crash” Dustin Luca, Jan. 09, 2014



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