Last night there were two pedestrian accidents in Ottawa with serious injuries. Even more worrisome is that both of these accident happened in the downtown region.
The first incident occurred after 8:00 in the evening at the intersection of Rideau and Waller, an intersection that is unfortunately known for an earlier fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in February. In the event last night, the man was hit by an OC Transpo bus and suffered serious head injuries as a result.
The second accident occurred in Centretown around 10:30 in the evening and left the pedestrian unconscious and with serious head injuries as well as injuries to his neck and legs. Even worse, the driver of the car left the scene.
These horrible accidents are a huge reminder of the importance of watching out for pedestrians at night. We know they are hard to see at times, but they are out there. Make sure you stay on the lookout especially in the downtown areas that have heavier pedestrian traffic.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, call us for a free consultation with on of the Auger Hollingsworth personal injury lawyers at 613-233-4529. All consultations are booked within 24-48.