Pontiac, MI (November 19, 2021) - On the evening of Wednesday, November 17, one man suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on a roadway in Pontiac. The victim was identified as a 59-year-old Pontiac resident.
Initial investigative reports show that the man was crossing Walton Boulevard near Price Street at approximately 6:45 p.m. when the auto-pedestrian crash occurred. He was rushed to an area medical center via ambulance to receive treatment for injuries he sustained in the accident.
His current health condition has not been reported. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was identified as a female Rochester resident, aged 56.
Authorities in Pontiac continue to investigate the details of the wreck. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full and fast recovery.
Information provided by the Governors Highway Safety Administration states that pedestrian deaths are on the rise. In fact, over the past year, fatalities stemming from pedestrian collisions across the United States rose approximately 21%. This is the largest annual increase ever recorded. These numbers are highly alarming, especially in light of the significant reduction in traffic during the 2020 pandemic.
In the state of Michigan last year, nearly 200 pedestrians lost their lives due to fatal traffic collisions. The previous year, 2019, that number sat at around 150.
A reason for the recent surge in pedestrian deaths in Michigan and across the United States may be attributed to the growing number of people who choose to utilize electronic devices while behind the wheel. More and more drivers are becoming perilously distracted by their phones, GPS systems, and other activities that tend to take their attention away from the road. Since the year 2016, the number of fatal traffic accidents involving cell phones in the United States rose approximately 87%. Non-fatal accidents related to the use of cell phones rose around 48%.
Pedestrian accident injuries caused by driver distraction, a serious form of negligence, may be able to be compensated for by filing a personal injury claim. Sustaining serious injuries in an accident caused by a negligent driver can be overwhelming and stressful, not to mention scary and painful. A Michigan personal injury attorney may be able to help you collect financial compensation if you have recently been involved and injured in a serious traffic accident. The dedicated team of attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center works diligently to help our clients fully recover physically, emotionally, and financially after suffering through serious and injurious collisions.
Obtaining the assistance of a skilled and experienced pedestrian crash attorney in Pontiac is your best bet at receiving full and fair financial compensation for the injuries and losses you may be faced with after being hurt in an accident. An alarming 94% of the traffic accidents that take place in the United States are caused by some form of driver negligence. Driver negligence comes in many forms, including distraction, intoxication, and fatigue, to name a few.
If you have recently been injured in a traffic accident in Pontiac, it was probably caused by a reckless, careless, or negligent driver. Allow a Pontiac traffic accident attorney to help you through this difficult time. You may be unaware of your existing legal rights concerning personal injury law, which is why it is important to consult with an attorney. Insurance companies often attempt to get injured crash victims to settle for meager compensation that barely helps cover the cost of their medical care. Our dedicated team of lawyers at the Michigan Legal Center believes in providing our clients with the maximum financial compensation available for their injuries and losses. Contact our team today at (248) 886-8650 to learn about the legal options available to you.
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