Pedestrian accident victims have legal protections they and their families should be aware of. A serious car accident, involving multiple vehicles, recently killed one pedestrian and left another pedestrian in critical condition. A 53-year old man was killed in the pedestrian accident and a woman, who works as a University of Massachusetts Boston administrator, was critically injured in the pedestrian accident. The 53-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, while the other victim was in critical condition at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester following the accident.

Authorities responded to the accident south of Worcester which involved the two pedestrian victims and four vehicles. The car accident was described as a chain-reaction accident. In total, nine people were taken to the hospital. The pedestrian accident occurred when a vehicle exiting the freeway lost control and struck another vehicle which struck the two pedestrians and two other vehicles. Pedestrian accidents are capable of producing significant harm and a number of catastrophic injuries to victims.

Pedestrian accident victims are especially vulnerable on the roadways and can suffer injuries and death when involved in a pedestrian accident. When a pedestrian has been wrongfully injured or otherwise harmed, the legal process provides resources to victims and their families. Victims of pedestrian accidents may be able to recover compensation for the medical expenses and lost wages they are left with following a pedestrian accident. In addition, family members of victims may be able to recover compensation for the funeral expenses, medical expenses and loss they face following a fatal pedestrian accident.

Victims and their families may receive damages for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered following a pedestrian accident, including pain and suffering damages. Victims of pedestrian accidents may feel powerless after a pedestrian accident but should be familiar with the resources available to protect them.

Source: Boston Globe, “Pedestrian killed, UMass Boston official is critically hurt in crash,” Mina Corpuz, May 30, 2016