How Many People Are Injured in Pedestrian Accidents Each Year?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C.News

Personal injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents like head injuries, spinal cord injuries or compound fractures often require expensive physical therapy and rehab. Sadly, each year, thousands of Americans sustain injuries like these in pedestrian accidents. back-spine-injury

Recently, the National Complete Streets Coalition released a safety study examining accident trends in various U.S. cities. According to the coalition, there were more than 47,000 pedestrian accident fatalities in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012. Additionally, an estimated 676,000 people suffered personal injuries.

Unfortunately, on August 15, a man was critically injured in Ramsey after the driver of a car hit him and fled the scene of an accident. According to, the hit-and-run occurred shortly before 9:33 p.m., at the intersection of North Franklin Turnpike and Hilltop Road.

The victim, a 55-year-old resident of Kew Gardens, N.Y., was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with severe head trauma. He later had to be airlifted to Westchester County Medical Center for treatment.

Police told that the victim was crossing North Franklin Turnpike when he was struck. Witnesses described the car that hit the victim as an older-model “police type” vehicle.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

How Can I File a Lawsuit Following a Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents are incredibly painful and emotionally exhausting for victims. Aside from medical care costs, accident victims can suffer due to lost wages as well as general pain and suffering.

KGG lawyer Barry S. Kantrowitz assists personal injury victims who have suffered because of negligent drivers. Contact us toll free at (800) 711-5258 to schedule a free initial consultation, or complete the form on this page to let our skilled attorneys review your case.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Bergen County Injury Lawyers

KGG’s Corner: Across the country, pedestrian fatalities represented 12.3 percent of all vehicle related deaths from 2003-12.


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