Elizabethtown, PA – Intentional Pedestrian Accident on W High StLaw Pa
Elizabethtown, PA (October 23, 2020) – Around 1:42 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, October 21, a man was injured in a pedestrian accident that was intentionally caused in Elizabethtown.
Police spoke with a bystander at 100 West High Street, who told them that a woman was attempting to strike a man with her vehicle. The man spoke with the police and confirmed that his girlfriend did strike him with her vehicle. Police looked at surveillance videos and saw the woman driving toward her boyfriend, striking him, and then fleeing the scene of the accident.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident to assist the pedestrian. He received injuries but none of them were life-threatening.
The girlfriend was identified as 36-year-old Ashley Byrd, who was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Because pedestrians have no protection from harm against others who share our roads, these accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic on our roads. In 2014 alone, it was estimated that approximately 166 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents. Thousands more were hospitalized due to their serious injuries. Pedestrians are at risk for many different types of catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, and more. If you have been seriously injured in an accident that is not your fault, it is essential that you speak with an accident attorney as soon as possible.
Nobody is ever prepared to become injured in an accident that is not their fault. On top of that, drivers are always expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that these horrific accidents can be prevented. If you have been harmed in a pedestrian accident and believe that another party is to blame, you should never have to stand alone in your dire time of need. Many victims are left wondering if they will be able to move forward on both a physical and financial level after an accident. It is important that you seek the help of a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you through one of the most difficult times in your life after an accident caused by another party. We understand that pedestrian accidents can be incredibly overwhelming and life-altering in nature. Our attorneys can assist you as you walk the path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more as you get back on your feet. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you.
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