Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in downtown Windsor late Friday night. One man is in critical condition, while the other suffered minor injuries. Both were rushed to the hospital following the collision.
The crash happened on Ouellette Avenue between Shepherd and Hanna streets just before 10 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the crash as a Windsor police accident reconstruction unit investigated the scene. The area around the accident was closed for several hours as police investigated.
Charges are pending against the driver of the car.
If you have been injured in a car vs. pedestrian accident in Windsor, our pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to help. We are accomplished auto accident lawyers with decades of experience helping those who have been injured in a variety of accidents obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
The Dangers of Pedestrian Accidents
According to the most recent statistics available from the Preliminary 2016 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report, 100 pedestrians were killed and more than 4,000 were injured in 2016.
Of the situations with the highest road fatalities, pedestrian accidents made up 20.7 per cent of all fatalities, accounting for the deadliest situation ahead of motorcycle accidents and large truck collisions, among others.
This type of accident is among the most severe because pedestrians lack the protections offered by an automobile.
Some of the most common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Emotional trauma
- Internal injuries
Get Legal Help After an Accident
Because these accidents can lead to devastating injuries and death, it is vital that you contact a trusted Windsor personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following a pedestrian accident. Our lawyers can help determine fair compensation for your injuries and fight for the maximum compensation you need to recover from your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
Contact Greg Monforton & Partners today for a free review of your claim. We work on contingency and do not require payment unless we recover compensation for you.