Events in Pottsville that bring multiple people out to the streets also requires an increased awareness from on the part of drivers to avoid collisions. Such events can include holidays such as Halloween or the 4th of July, or things like sporting events or concerts. Whatever the circumstances are that cause vast increases in the number of people walking on the roads, the drivers of vehicles are expected to be aware of what’s going on and to exercise caution. While none likely have any intention of hitting anyone, if and when a pedestrian is struck, accusations of carelessness may quickly begin to surface.
Halloween night saw a particularly tragic accident involving multiple pedestrians in Utah. A man was pulling a group of three young children across the street in a wagon when they were all struck by a truck. Each of the victims was rushed off to local hospitals to receive care. While two were listed as being in critical condition, it is believed that all will survive.
Local law enforcement authorities are currently investigating the circumstances of the accident. The driver is not believed to have been impaired at the time of the collision. As of the reporting of the incident, no charges had been filed.
In such cases, while nothing may be inhibiting a driver’s skills, it is expected that he or she will have an awareness of his or her surroundings and act accordingly. A failure to do so could certainly be seen as negligence. In any event, it could bolster any claims that accident victims may have against him or her. Those seeking compensation following an auto-pedestrian accident may wish to work with a qualified personal injury attorney in doing so.
Source: KUTV 2News “Multiple people in critical condition after auto pedestrian accident in SLC,” Harris, Jeremy, Oct. 31 2015