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Woman suffers injuries after being hit by drunk driver

In car accidents involving pedestrians, the pedestrian has little chance of walking away unscathed. The size difference between an average vehicle and an average human being is enormous, and given the fact that a pedestrian is completely vulnerable, it is highly likely that a pedestrian will suffer injury or death in the event of an accident. Drivers need to be acutely aware of their surroundings at all times, taking extra caution not to involve a pedestrian in an accident. When they fail to do so, drivers may be found guilty of negligence.

Sadly, a woman was recently taken to a hospital in Massachusetts after a pedestrian accident occurred. The woman, 62, suffered leg injuries that were considered serious. According to reports, the accident occurred after an alleged drunk driver ran a red light and struck the woman. The driver had swerved onto the sidewalk where the pedestrian was walking.

Officers were alerted to the alleged drunk driver's erratic driving before the accident occurred. Police officers were out looking for the driver when the accident occurred. According to police, open alcohol containers were found in the vehicle. What's more, there were two children inside the car at the time of the accident - one 6 years old, the other 6 months old. The driver was held on $5,000 bail.

Pedestrian accidents can have life-altering effects for the pedestrian. Medical expenses can be financially crippling and the injuries themselves can permanently change the way someone operates in day-to-day life. No one should have to suffer because of another person's negligence and anyone who does deserves to be financially compensated. Legal professionals can aid victims in obtaining the compensation they deserve.

Source: 7 News, "Police: Driver in Winthrop crash had open containers in car," Nicole Oliverio, March 20, 2015

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