The dangers on the road in Schuylkill and throughout Pennsylvania are well-known. With the number of drivers who are under the influence, driving while distracted, operating their vehicles recklessly and committing any number of risky acts behind the wheel, an auto accident can happen at any moment. Few are as vulnerable to injuries and death as pedestrians. Since they have no protection and can suffer long-term injuries or be killed when they are hit, it is imperative that pedestrian victims remember their rights. This is especially true after a hit and run accident.
According to a news report, a 20-year-old man was injured in a hit and run car accident recently. The man was reportedly walking on the side of the road at approximately 8:30 a.m. when he was hit. He was heading east on the south side of the road. The vehicle, a red Toyota Camry, was also heading east. After the collision, the driver left the scene. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Police are searching for the vehicle and think it might have been damaged on its right side.
Being hit by a car can be a life-changing experience. People can suffer head trauma, leaving them with diminished capabilities and the need for round-the-clock help. They might have spinal cord damage that will relegate them to a wheelchair. Broken bones, cuts, bruises - all can happen when being hit by a car. There can even be a fatality. After the accident, there will inevitably be medical expenses, lost wages from being unable to work and a host of potential other problems. Even if the injuries did not initially appear to be serious, as time passes there can be pain and unexpected problems stemming from the crash. A lawsuit can be integral to helping a victim get adequate compensation for all that was lost after a car-pedestrian accident.
Law enforcement is actively seeking information to find the fleeing driver from this recent incident. The man who was injured must protect his interests as the investigation moves forward, as he has rights after this hit and run car crash.