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Coeur d'Alene, ID - Woman Hospitalized in Pedestrian Crash on Fourth St

Posted by Attorneys of Idaho | May 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Coeur d'Alene, ID (May 10, 2024) – After being hit by a car in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday afternoon, a woman was taken to an area hospital, according to authorities on the scene.

Around 3:30 p.m., Capt. Dave Hagar stated that a motorist in a Jeep Liberty was traveling north on Fourth Street when he veered left to avoid a collision from Spokane Avenue. His Liberty then jumped the curb into the Runge Furniture parking lot, hit a woman, and stopped. The woman was thrown five to ten feet by the hit and was trapped between the wheels of several cars, per witness reports. The victim was seriously injured and transferred to Kootenai Health, where she remains hospitalized. Local authorities are investigating the accident, but no additional details have been released.

Our thoughts and best wishes for a full recovery go out to the injured woman's family.

Pedestrian Accidents in Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, ID - Woman Hospitalized in Pedestrian Crash on Fourth St

Throughout the state of Idaho, there has been a sizable increase in pedestrian accidents, and the fact that these incidents have the strong potential to be deadly or to result in serious harm to those involved adds insult to injury. A pedestrian accident occurs when a car, bike, or scooter strikes a person on foot. The person on foot often takes the brunt of the impact since there is no buffer to protect them.

Even while it would appear clear that a car's driver is liable for these incidents, others could also be at fault. For example, a vehicle's manufacturer or service provider may be at fault if a faulty part causes a driver's brakes to fail. Holding local authorities responsible for issues like poorly lit roadways or insufficient maintenance is also possible.

Regardless, pedestrian accidents may result in a variety of injuries. Typical injuries sustained in these incidents are as follows:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back or spinal wounds
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Superficial injuries and cuts, such as bruises

Even worse, due to their increased vulnerability, children and the elderly often sustain more severe injuries in these incidents, making the aftermath of these accidents even more complex and frustrating to cope with. Thankfully, our knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys at Attorneys of Idaho are here to help and counsel you throughout the process of a claim, ensuring you know your rights and choices.

At your earliest convenience, make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our Coeur d'Alene pedestrian accident attorneys as soon as possible by calling (208) 314-8888. After reviewing your case, we'll let you know what we believe to be the best course of action. You will be under no obligation to move forward, but you can get helpful information and better understand your path moving forward. Don't wait to get the help you deserve after a crash; contact our team as soon as you're available. 

Notes: Our writers used outside sources to create this post, and our staff has not independently verified the information. If you find anything inaccurate in this post, please contact our office, Attorneys of Idaho, and we will make the correction right away or remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: The photograph used in this post is not connected to this accident in any way. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business, and the information provided herein is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you or someone you love is injured in an Idaho accident, first, seek medical treatment immediately and then speak with a lawyer about your rights.

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