As a pedestrian, regardless of where you are walking, if in close proximity to the roadway there is always the chance of an accident. While cars are supposed to stay on the road with drivers paying close attention to pedestrians, this is not always the case.
A Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, man was killed in a pedestrian accident during the late evening hours of Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
According to the York County Coroner’s Office, the 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at York Hospital at 11:52 p.m. A spokesperson for the coroner’s office noted that blunt-force trauma as a result of being struck by a vehicle was the cause of death.
The accident occurred at 8:32 p.m. near the Waynesboro fire hall, which is in close proximity to the man’s home. Despite the fact that a medical helicopter was called in to transport the man to York Hospital, he was pronounced dead approximately three hours later.
At this time, there is no information concerning the cause of the accident or the driver of the vehicle. In many cases, a pedestrian fatality accident is the direct result of a driver who was not paying attention to the road or what was going on around him or her. While the finer details of this accident have yet to be released, a man lost his life when a moving vehicle struck him near his home.
In this type of situation, the loved ones of the deceased often consult with a wrongful death attorney to determine if they have a case for filing a lawsuit as a means of collecting compensation.
Source: Herald-Mail Media, “Waynesboro man dies after being struck by vehicle” No author given, Jan. 19, 2014