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Pedestrian hit by car on Columbia sidewalk

Many pedestrian accidents occur when a vehicle strikes an individual attempting to cross a walkway or perhaps hits someone walking on the shoulder of a road at night. A recent pedestrian accident in Columbia took place somewhere more unusual: a sidewalk.

While standing on the sidewalk alongside Medical Park Drive at around 3 a.m., a female pedestrian was hit by a car as it drove past her. The vehicle, which had been seen swerving on and off the road several times before the incident, drove off after the collision, leaving the injured pedestrian behind. Police officers continue their search for the white compact car involved.

The injured pedestrian was brought to a hospital where she received treatment for her injuries. While the specifics of her injuries have not been detailed, it is known that she is in stable condition.

The pedestrian is probably thankful that she was not more seriously injured, especially considering that many pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles result in serious and potentially life-altering medical consequences. However, in addition to the long-term implications, all pedestrian accidents have the potential for short-term expenses such as hospital bills, lost wages from missed work, and pain and suffering.

A pedestrian who is hit by a car should keep detailed records of these expenses. If a pedestrian is involved in an accident caused by another person's negligence, he or she could potentially receive financial compensation from the negligent party. This compensation could alleviate the financial stress that follows an accident. Detailed records will allow a claim for negligence to be as accurate as possible.

Source: WLTX.com, "Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Accident," Haylee Korn, Sept. 16, 2012

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