Some people may not consider themselves pedestrians because they drive to their destinations. However, often, individuals park their vehicles after arriving at their destinations and walk across a parking lot or even a street in order to get to a building or other location. Even if a person is only on foot for a short time, the risk exists of becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.
It was recently reported that two individuals were struck by a vehicle in Minnesota. Apparently, the 72-year-old man and 59-year-old woman were in a parking lot of a convenience store when they were hit by a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old man. The driver did not remain at the scene, but he crashed his vehicle not long after the incident and was apprehended by police.
Both pedestrians were taken from the scene to a local hospital. The details of their injuries were not provided in the report, but it was mentioned that the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and will likely face charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal vehicular operation.
A pedestrian accident can easily cause severe injuries to those on foot. These individuals have no protection against the bulk of a vehicle, and their lives could be changed forever after such an event. The individuals struck in this Minnesota incident may face numerous hardships in the aftermath of the accident, and it may be worthwhile for them to consider seeking compensation for allowable damages by filing personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault.