Car accident injures Massachusetts pedestrian

A 30-year-old Massachusetts man was seriously injured recently when he was struck by a car while attempting to cross West Avenue in Ludlow. Authorities say the man was injured in the car accident around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of West Avenue and Stebbins Street. The man was struck by the car driven by a 57-year-old male after stepping out into the intersection.

The victim suffered a head injury according to first-responders. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for treatment and initially listed in critical condition. He continues to recuperate and his condition, according to reports, has been upgraded from critical to good.

No information has been released as to the identity of the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident. Local law enforcement representatives say they are working with the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section in the ongoing investigation. With the investigation still in progress, authorities have not released any other details of the accident as of the time of this writing.

The pertinent details of this case will certainly come to light as authorities complete their investigation. Every time an individual gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in our state, a duty of reasonable care is owed to others in or near the roadway. Should evidence disclose that the driver was negligent in a way that is deemed to have caused or contributed to the car accident, the victim may pursue a personal injury claim for monetary damages occasioned by the wrongful conduct. To prevail, the victim will need to prove by competent evidence that his serious injuries were caused by the negligence of another party.

Source: The Republican, "Indian Orchard resident Bruno Ramos, 30, seriously injured in Ludlow pedestrian accident, in good condition at Baystate Medical Center," George Graham, Oct. 12, 2012

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