September 19, 2013
With the school year back in full swing, the volume of pedestrians and bicyclists using the streets during commute hours is rising. The personal injury lawyers in Appleton at Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham explain that the increase in pedestrian and cyclist volume too often leads to an incline in the number of accidents involving these individuals.
According to FOX 11 News, such a crash was responsible for leaving a 12-year-old girl seriously injured earlier this week. Reports indicate the crash occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 16, at the corner of Calumet Street and South Greenview Street in Appleton.
The girl was on her way to school at the nearby James Madison Middle School. A vehicle struck her as she was attempting to cross the street at the intersection. The driver stopped the car and got out for a short moment before fleeing the scene. Meanwhile, rescue crews were summoned to transport the child to a local trauma center for treatment to injuries to her arm and legs.
The motorist responsible for the crash later came forward to police and was issued several citations.
The law firm’s team of car accident attorneys in Appleton encourage both motorists and cyclists to help prevent such collisions by always looking twice in all directions before attempting to enter or move in traffic.