Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Cumberland County
Cumberland County, TN (September 10, 2020) Cumberland County law enforcement recently responded to an accident on Peavine Road close to Weigel’s involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian. A law enforcement report shows that the pedestrian involved in the crash experienced injuries but was responding to emergency treatment. Additional details about the accident including further information about how the crash occurred as well as the names of the people involved are still pending. The accident marks the sixth pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Cumberland County so far in 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its most recent study found that in 2017, approximately 137,000 pedestrians received treatment in emergency rooms for nonfatal crash-related injuries.
How Pedestrians Can Reduce Accident Risks
Pedestrians can follow several strategies to avoid ending up in accidents. Consider the following:
- Before walking across the street look twice for vehicles
- Never anticipate or make assumptions that motorists can see you
- Only walk in designated crossing areas
- Wear bright clothing when walking at early morning or night to remain visible
Speak with a Knowledgeable Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you are a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle, you have likely been left to face life-changing injuries. Fortunately, if the driver played a role in causing your accident, you have the right to pursue compensation. During a free case evaluation with a lawyer at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette, we can discuss your available options. Call us today for assistance.
Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!