Anyone who has driven through any large Colorado city has likely noticed that pedestrians are everywhere in the city. Many residents choose to walk to get where they are going. Although city officials have gone to great lengths to improve pedestrian safety, car accidents involving pedestrians will inevitably happen when vehicular traffic and foot traffic coincide.
Recently in Denver, a pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle on a sidewalk. The accident happened in the afternoon at the intersection of West 16th Avenue and Perry Street. According to police reports, the pedestrian was walking north on a sidewalk when an SUV entered the sidewalk and hit the pedestrian.
The accident victim was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV fled the scene after striking the pedestrian. Police said they located the suspected vehicle a short time later but are still searching for the driver. Denver police are asking anyone who has information about the accident to contact them.
Victims have options
When the negligent acts of another party result in injuries to others, those affected have options available that may help ease their pain and suffering. Victims, like the pedestrian who was reportedly injured in this accident, have the right to seek the services of a skilled litigator and pursue monetary damages through a personal injury lawsuit. A successfully litigated claim could result in victims receiving financial relief to help them pay medical expenses and recover lost wages.