As any Missouri resident can attest, the roadways can be a busy place. Whether it is a major highway or rural road, these roads experience a wide range of traffic from a variety of motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Because more than just motor vehicles travel on the roadways, motorists should be aware of cyclists and pedestrians at all times, even in areas where they do not regularly frequent. The negligence of a motorist could easily result in a serious or fatal pedestrian crash.
According to recent reports, a pedestrian crash occurred during the early morning hours in Newton County. Based on reports by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old was traveling south on Granby Miners Road in his pickup truck when he ran off the side of the road.
The motorist swerved his truck back onto the road, striking a pedestrian. Emergency crews arrived at the scene, and the pedestrian was transported to the hospital in serious condition. The status of their condition is not known at this time.
Preliminary investigation of this crash revealed that this was an accident. Authorities have not charged the driver at this time, and police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident. Following an investigation, the cause of the crash should be known. This could help a victim seek legal recourse and hold a negligent motorist accountable.
Filing a personal injury action could be very beneficial for those involved in accidents, as it could help with the recovery of compensation to address losses and damages. A legal professional can guide a victim through the process, helping them understand their rights and options.