Elderly Hanover resident hit by car

An elderly woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Hanover.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington and Webster streets around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Barbara Stone told WCVB. The woman, whose name has not been released, was sent to South Shore Hospital, according to The Boston Globe.

In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in
traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two
hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.
The 4,280 pedestrian fatalities in 2010 were an increase of 4 percent from 2009, but a decrease of 13 percent from 2001. In 2010, pedestrian deaths accounted for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities, and made up 3 percent of all the people injured in
traffic crashes in the United States.

While we hope for your safety, if you have been injured as a pedestrian, you may be able to recover for your injuries. Medical bills from accidents can easily exceed $10,000 and may even reach hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the extent of the injuries and treatment required. Sometimes, people may suffer lost wages if they are forced to stay out of work due to an injury and in some cases people may be unable to return to their previous occupation, which may result in serious economic damages and financial harm. In certain cases, if someone has sustained injuries and cannot return to their trade or occupation, the use of an economist may be required to assist in evaluating the scope of any lost future earnings, which can be substantial.

If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, a bicycle, motorcycle or motor vehicle accidentcontact attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C.to discuss the situation and determine the next best steps, or call us directly at 781-618-3197.

Car Accidents, injury, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

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