Country music star, Jason Aldean, was on his tour bus driving across Indiana when the driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Knox County. According to a report by Fox News, at about 1:28 am, a man walking in the northbound lane of highway 41 stepped out in front of the star’s tour bus. The man was pronounced dead at the scene with head and chest injuries.
Jason Aldean was on the bus at the time and tweeted the following statement:
With a heavy heart, I’m sad to say that a man passed away last night after stepping out in front of my bus in Indiana. In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen. I’m praying for Albert Kennedy’s family and friends today and ask that you do the same.
Auto-Pedestrian Accidents Are Among the Most Fatal
Of all the kinds of accidents involving motor vehicles, it should come as no surprise that those involving pedestrians most often result in a fatality. In fact, in Indiana alone there were 63 pedestrians killed in 2011. This number represents the highest number of pedestrian deaths in recent years.
If you are a pedestrian, whether in a big city or a smaller town, there are certain precautions you can take to decrease the chance of being struck by a car or truck:
- Be sure to use sidewalks when they are provided.
- Be as predictable as possible; you don’t want to surprise a driver.
- Be visible. Wear light or brightly colored clothes and carry a flashlight when it is dark outside.
- Be attentive. You can’t be positive that drivers see you unless you make eye-contact with them.
- Be sober. Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs your judgment and reaction time.
Sometimes, no matter how cautious a pedestrian is, there is nothing they can do to avoid an accident. This is often the case when a driver is intoxicated or is not paying attention to the road and those using it. In these cases, the law allows the innocent victims of these accidents to recover from the negligent driver to compensate the victim for the injuries and medical treatment stemming from the accident.
Have You Been Injured in a Auto-Pedestrian Accident?
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto-pedestrian accident, it may have been due to the negligent driving of another motorist. If this is the case, you may be entitled to monetary damages. However, the law places strict deadlines on certain claims. To be sure that you preserve any right to bring a claim in the future, you should speak with an experienced Indiana accident attorney, such as those at the law firm of Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson. The lawyers Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson have the experience and dedication to take your case to trial, should you decide to do so. Click here, or call 317.269.250 for our Indianapolis office, or 765.482.0110 for our Lebanon office, and speak to an experienced accident attorney today.
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