Many college campuses are filled with pedestrians as they bustle to and from classes. As a result, those who drive in or near campuses must remain vigilant. Unfortunately, some people are questioning the safety of the crosswalks at West Virginia University after a student suffered a personal injury.
The incident happened just after 10:30 a.m. on a day in February. According to reports, the 20-year-old female victim was crossing the street in a crosswalk when she was struck by a pickup truck. Other pedestrians in the area were able to render first aid.
She was then transported to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition the next day. While officials are still working to reconstruct the accident, interview witnesses and review video footage, an official claims that the intersection is controlled by a traffic light. University officials have announced their intention of conducting an analysis of crosswalks on campus.
In the meantime, a young woman is left attempting to recover from the injuries she suffered in the accident. Unfortunately, many people who suffer a personal injury in an accident find themselves struggling with the medical expenses that often follow. To help ensure that her medical needs are met without incurring a significant amount of debt, the West Virginia student may opt to file a civil suit against the driver believed to have struck her. If negligence can be proved, she could receive a financial award that would help her cope with the financial consequences of her injuries.
Source: wvnews.com, “Weston woman identified as pedestrian hit by vehicle in Morgantown“, Feb. 21, 2018