Kingston, OH – Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on OH-159
Kingston, OH (November 28, 2020) – An automobile accident in Ross County left one person injured. On November 27, emergency crews were called to the scene of a pedestrian accident on Ohio State Route 159.
Reports from authorities show that at around 6:20 p.m., a 62-year-old male was walking south on Ohio State Route 159 when he was struck by a 2019 Kia Niro, driven by a 49-year-old female, just south of West Ing Street. The pedestrian was injured in the crash. He was transported to a landing zone via ambulance and flown to Grand Medical Center in Columbus for further treatment. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Every year, lawmakers across the United States work aggressively to enact laws to protect pedestrians. Although endless measures are taken to safeguard those who choose to travel by foot, we continue to see these people harmed at an alarming rate. Our state continues to see an increasing problem surrounding pedestrians harmed in collisions. In fact, hundreds of pedestrians are injured by vehicles along Ohio roadways each year.
The fact that pedestrians are without protection during collisions means they are more likely to suffer serious and life-threatening injuries. Pedestrian accidents often leave victims with broken bones and other debilitating injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Many victims are left with life-altering injuries that never heal. Any victims are left to deal with permanent disabilities resulting from their accidents. Victims deserve a fighting chance to get justice after being harmed in preventable collisions. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Victims can work with a reputable attorney to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Not only does pursuing legal options provide victims with the resources they need to move forward, but it sets precedence for other drivers to let them know that they should maintain control of their vehicles and take proactive measures to prevent harming people sharing the road. An attorney can work with you to determine what legal options are possible for your claim moving forward. When victims are injured in collisions as a result of another person’s negligence, it is crucial that they reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Ohio as soon as possible.
Ohio personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are dedicated to helping accident victims rebuild their lives and move forward in the best way possible. Our attorneys are committed to helping accident victims hold wrongdoers accountable so they are able to get the justice they deserve. Our team has decades of experience handling a variety of case types surrounding both personal injury and wrongful death incidents throughout the state. Our resources, nationwide reputation, and proven track record of success with helping victims and their families recover demonstrates the level of commitment our attorneys have for every client we work with. If you were injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Ohio at 800-713-9340 or 513-852-5600 to see how we can help you.
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