Of all the unfortunate types of motor vehicle accidents a person can suffer, pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating. Pedestrians are much more vulnerable to serious injuries or, in some tragic cases, death, than drivers and passengers who are protected by the safety features that are standard in most vehicles. When a victim is injured or a family member is killed in such an accident, victims and their families often demand justice. Thankfully, it is often possible to pursue legal action against a negligent driver.
According to reports, a recent accident in Pennsylvania involved a 93-year-old man. The man became involved in this tragic accident when a bus hit him on a Saturday afternoon. Reports say the man was attempting to cross the street at a crosswalk when the accident occurred. He was then struck by the bus and pinned under the vehicle. He tragically died at the scene of the accident. No passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. Officials began conducting an investigation.
Following an investigation, it is sometimes found that a driver’s negligence caused a car accident to occur. Victims and their families are often devastated as a result of this negligence. They may deserve to be compensated for the grave tragedy they are forced to suffer.
Attorneys are available to help victims and their families bring such a case to court. With the help of an attorney, it is often possible to devise a strong legal strategy that takes into account all the legal nuances that may be involved. With such a strategy, it may be possible to obtain compensation, which can help victims and their families cover the costs associated with a tragic accident.
Source: 6 Action News, “Police ID man, 93, struck and killed by SEPTA bus in Glenside,” April 2, 2016