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Sandpoint, ID - Man Hospitalized in Pedestrian Wreck on 5th Ave

Posted by Attorneys of Idaho | Apr 09, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sandpoint, ID (April 9, 2024) – On Tuesday, April 9, according to Idaho State Police, the driver of a pickup truck hit a man who was crossing 5th Avenue in Sandpoint. 

The man sustained significant injuries in the incident, which happened close to Oak Street during the afternoon. EMS units rushed to the scene and transported the man to an area hospital, but his current condition remains unknown. The woman who was driving the involved vehicle may have been speeding at the time, per the latest reports from local officers, though it's unclear if citations are pending. In the meantime, an inquiry is ongoing and active.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victim and his family members. We hope for his full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Idaho

Sandpoint, ID - Man Hospitalized in Pedestrian Wreck on 5th Ave

In Idaho, there is an increase in pedestrian accidents between pedestrians and moving vehicles like motorcycles, scooters, or automobiles. These incidents have the potential to be deadly or to result in serious harm to those involved. Put simply, a pedestrian accident occurs when a car, bike, or even scooter strikes a person on foot. The person on foot often takes the brunt of the hit since there is no buffer to protect them.

Even while it would appear clear to blame the car's driver, other people could also be at fault. For example, the manufacturer or the service provider may be held accountable if the vehicle has a mechanical breakdown. Holding local authorities responsible for issues like poorly lit roadways or insufficient maintenance is possible.

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

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

Due to their increased vulnerability, children and the elderly often sustain more serious injuries in these incidents, making the aftermath of these accidents even more difficult and frustrating to cope with. Thankfully, our knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys at Attorneys of Idaho are here to help and counsel you throughout the procedure, ensuring you know your rights and choices.

At your earliest convenience, make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our Sandpoint 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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