When drivers fail to follow the rules of the road, they can put pedestrians at risk of serious injury or death. While multiple safety features in cars keep a driver safe in an accident, pedestrians are vulnerable to severe injuries.
A recent accident in San Diego seriously injured a pedestrian when a driver crossed a median into oncoming traffic. While the driver walked away unscathed, the pedestrian suffered multiple injuries.
Pedestrian severely injured; the driver walked away
The accident happened in the early afternoon. A man was waiting in the median at an intersection when a car crossed the median into oncoming lanes, hitting the man. The driver went on to hit a different car going in the opposite direction, causing the driver’s car to flip over.
The pedestrian suffered head and internal injuries in the accident. The driver walked away with no serious injuries.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to cars
As this accident shows, pedestrians are much more vulnerable in car accidents. Even though the driver crashed into another car and flipped his vehicle, he was able to walk away. Meanwhile, the pedestrian will likely face extensive medical care and treatment.
A serious accident can mean expensive medical care
When pedestrians have serious accidents with cars, they can take months or years to recover. Some may never fully recover, requiring long-term medical care. And the medical bills for treatment can be costly.
The pedestrian will need to work with the driver’s insurance and may have to file a lawsuit to help pay for his medical bills.
Inattentive drivers can be a danger
When you cross the intersections of busy city streets, you share the road with cars. Drivers that don’t pay attention to the road can put your life and health in danger.