According to WickedLocal.com, a 2004 Honda Civic hit a 17-year-old pedestrian last week. The accident occurred around 6pm last Thursday near TD Bank in Lexington. The male teen was reportedly crossing Massachusetts Avenue in a crosswalk when he was struck by the car.
The driver involved in the accident said he could not see around the van in front or him and hit the pedestrian’s lower leg. Police officers responding to the accident said the pedestrian may have sustained injuries to his wrist. The incident resulted in minor damage to the Honda’s hood above the left headlight.
Massachusetts law states that drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Failure to do so could result in a $100 fine. Massachusetts drivers hit an estimated 10,000 pedestrians each year.
Source: Pedestrian struck on Mass. Ave. in Lexington Center, WickedLocal.com, November 18, 2010
Accident involving cars and pedestrians can lead to serious injuries for the pedestrian. Contact the Massachusetts pedestrian accident lawyers at Altman & Altman if you’ve been hit by a car and would like to discuss your legal options during a free initial case evaluation.