Wave3 News reported on a hit and run pedestrian accident last week on Watterson Expressway. According to the Louisville Metro Police, the man was in the road on westbound I-264 near Manslick Road cleaning up debris from a single-vehicle accident when a driver hit the man and fled the scene.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. If you have information about this hit and run pedestrian accident, we urge you to contact law enforcement officials.
Louisville Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a duty to take precautions to avoid striking a pedestrian. However, pedestrians should take steps to protect themselves from being injured in a pedestrian accident. Because you cannot predict what a distracted, drunk, speeding, or reckless driver may do, following these pedestrian safety tips can reduce your risk of being injured in an accident.
Safety Tips for Pedestrians
- Always cross the road in a marked crosswalk or at an intersection.
- Avoid walking at night, dusk, and dawn
- Walk in pairs or groups whenever possible
- Wear brightly colored clothing or add reflective tape to clothing
- Carry a flashlight when walking at night, dusk, or dawn
- Before crossing the road, make eye contact with the driver to ensure the driver sees you
- Don’t wear headphones or other devices that impair your ability to hear traffic and horns
- Avoid carrying packages that block your view of traffic
- Don’t read, use electronic devices, or do anything that takes your focus off watching for potential dangers
The following websites have more information about pedestrian safety:
- Federal Highway Administration
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Centers for Disease Control
- AAA Exchange
- Safe Kids
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in A Pedestrian Accident?
If you are injured in a Louisville pedestrian accident, your first priority is to see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you don’t require emergency medical assistance, you could have internal injuries or a traumatic brain injury that is not noticed right away. Seeing a doctor ensures that you receive the treatment you need to recover from your pedestrian accident.
At the accident scene, call 911 for police and emergency medical services. Regardless of whether the driver remains at the accident scene, you need to file a report with the police. While you are waiting for the police, ask for the names and contact information for any eyewitnesses. If possible, ask someone to take pictures of the accident scene, if you are unable to do so yourself.
As soon as possible, call our Louisville pedestrian accident attorney to schedule a free consultation and free case evaluation. You have the right to receive compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
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If you have been injured, our Louisville pedestrian accident attorney can help. Contact the Shelton Law Group by telephone at 1-888-761-7204 or use our online contact form to request more information and schedule your free consultation with an experienced Louisville pedestrian accident attorney.