This accident reminds pedestrians to carefully cross at intersections. It appears the victim was rushing to catch a bus when she was struck. Pedestrians cannot assume drivers will stop for them or that they even see them. Drivers are often distracted and accidents occur in an instant. Pedestrians are no match against vehicles and the injuries are often quite severe. However, pedestrians need to be using the crosswalk and have the right of way. In the State of Ohio, there are exceptions to liability when the pedestrian is jay walking or otherwise illegally crossing the street.
If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury or a wrongful death by a vehicle while walking in the crosswalk, Ryan, LLP can assist you recover for your injuries. We have assisted other individuals that were struck by a vehicle while crossing within a crosswalk. You can contact us by submitting the form to the right or call us at 877-864-9495.