Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Struck By Van in Fitchburg

A man was struck by a van on Main Street in Fitchburg on Friday. John Wirta, a 58-year-old, is in critical condition at UMass Memorial Medical Center after being hit by a 2004 Ford Econoline. The van was driven by Shannon Mannix, a 36-year-old from North Brookfield. The accident happened around 3:20 p.m., according to

Source:, Man struck by van still in critical condition

Though very sad, it is not surprising that this man is now in critical condition. This is because pedestrian accidents frequently lead to fatalities and catastrophic injuries. We have seen many accidents involving pedestrians in recent weeks. Some have involved possible distracted driving. Others have involved failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Still others have involved criminal behavior. Some of the things that all of these victims and/or their families may have in common, however, are expensive medical bills, lost wages, inability to go back to work, and pain and suffering.

Our lawyers will work around the clock to help you get compensation for these things. We have been handling pedestrian accidents throughout Massachusetts for many years, and we use that experience to maximize our clients’ recovery. While we are aggressive advocates for our clients, we are also compassionate listeners. We’ve seen the pain that our clients go through after suffering an injury or losing a loved one, and that is why we make sure that they can always reach us.

You can reach us at (617) 492 3000 or (800) 481 6199.

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