A pedestrian was transported to the hospital with injuries Tuesday after being struck by a Transit Windsor bus on Riverside Drive East at Moy Avenue.
According to Windsor Police, the bus was traveling westbound when it struck the 29-year-old man. The impact was so severe that it damaged the front windshield of the bus.
The man was transported to a local hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
The westbound lanes of Riverside Drive East were shut down for nearly three hours between Gladstone and Moy Avenue while police investigated.
The investigation is on-going, though police say that no charges are expected.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to Transport Canada’s National Collision Database, 288 pedestrians were killed in accidents on Ontario roads in 2014, which accounts for 15.7 per cent of all traffic fatalities in the province.
That same year, pedestrians accounted for 14.3 per cent of all serious injuries from auto accidents in Ontario.
According to the data, pedestrians suffer more fatalities and serious injuries than bicyclists and motorcyclists combined. In 2014, there were 35 fatal bicycle accidents, accounting for 1.9 per cent of all fatal accidents, and 189 motorcycle fatalities, accounting for 10.3 per cent of all fatalities. Bicyclists account for 4.3 per cent of all serious injuries, while motorcyclists account for 11.5 per cent.
Your Windsor Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Because pedestrian accidents can cause severe injuries or death, it is in your best interest to contact a reputable attorney for help getting the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The Windsor car vs. pedestrian accident lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners are experienced in handling these types of accidents and will be able to build a strong case on your behalf. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We do not get paid unless you do.