It’s quite normal to assume that you’re usually safe from car accidents in a parking lot filled with immobile cars, but the world has a perverse sense of humor. Thousands of pedestrians are struck by cars backing out of their parking spots every year in just about any kind of parking lot. And often it’s not a pretty sight to behold.
You’re cruising down the road with the windows open and a little music playing. It’s a nice, breezy day, and you’re having a good time when a sudden jolt snaps you back to reality. Maybe you rear-ended someone, or you were the victim of another driver’s mistake, but what’s certain is that there’s a damaged car or two, plus possible injuries. But you most definitely don’t want to pay for any of it.
It’s not just pedestrians who are crossing roadways who may be at risk of vehicle collisions – in July, two pedestrians who were sitting at a Lynn bus stop waiting for the bus to arrive were injured when a driver left the road, crashing into the area in which the two were waiting. As reported by WHDH 7News Boston, both pedestrians involved in the crash were seriously injured.