Late last month, a nine-year-old boy from New Brighton was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The accident resulted in injuries severe enough for the boy to be listed in critical condition at an area hospital. According to the police report, the boy was thrown over the car he collided with and landed on the pavement. Unfortunately, he was not wearing a helmet. Another boy who was riding with him also hit the car but did not seem to have suffered as many injuries.
Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are not as uncommon as you might think, especially in the summer when children and their families are spending much more time outside. The warm weather and longer days also lead to an increase in reckless and distracted driving, which can result in many more motor vehicle accidents. Accidents such as these are frightening, unexpected, and potentially life-changing. The consequences of such accidents can be both severely emotionally and physically damaging. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a pedestrian or bicycle accident and would like a free consultation with Attorney Stoehr, please contact our law office.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a lawyer specializing in personal injury and services the western and central Pennsylvania area. If you feel that you have been wrongfully hurt in a pedestrian accident and would like to consult with him about a possible personal injury claim, please contact our law office.