Hit-and-Run – Pedestrian Suffers Multiple Fractures and Bleeding
How It Happened
The plaintiff, a 51-year-old woman, was crossing the street when she was hit and dragged and then left lying bloody in the street while the motorist drove away. When the EMTs arrived, the plaintiff was in the street with her groceries scattered around her.
City cameras captured the vehicle hitting the plaintiff and dragging her approximately 15 to 20 feet. The vehicle was also recorded driving throughout the neighborhood on several home surveillance cameras.
Injuries sustained from the accident
As a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered numerous injuries, including a fracture of her lumbosacral spine and pelvis, fracture of the vault of her skull, maxillary fracture, broken elbow, vocal cord paralysis, and traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage with loss of consciousness. The plaintiff was transferred to two different rehabilitation facilities after her release from the hospital and was unable to return home until three months after the accident.