Car-pedestrian collisions across New South Wales serve as a sombre reminder to stay alert, focused and safe on the roads.
Earlier this week it was reported that a woman was sent to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital after sustaining serious injuries following a car-pedestrian accident in Marrickville.
This is in conjunction with a string of similar incidents that have occurred over the last month.
The latest report emerged on May 24 , with a car-pedestrian collision in Muswellbrook at 19:30.
A 25-year-old man was crossing the New-England Highway when he was hit by a four-wheel drive. He was attended to by Ambulance Paramedics before being airlifted from the scene by a helicopter.
He later died at John Hunter Hospital due to critical injuries.
The driver of the Kia was 60 years old and male. Immediately after the accident he was taken to Muswellbrook Hospital for blood and urine tests.
A coroner’s report is currently underway and police are appealing to the public for more information.
No further details are available to date.
These incidents serve as sombre examples of how accidents can change the lives of many in a matter of seconds.
While no one wants to prepare for this possibility, unfortunate things do occur from time to time. Therefore it may be worth understanding what to do in the event that you or your family are involved in an accident.
One of the first things you may need to do is seek legal advice. In many cases, a compensation lawyer is the right person to talk to as they can help you understand whether or not you may be eligible for any reimbursements.
While this may seem far from your mind during the aftermath shock of an accident, it may be necessary in order to get you the financial support you need.
If you or your family member has sustained injuries, the cost of medical care may be above and beyond what you can afford to pay if you have not claimed for compensation. There are lawyers in Sydney who operate on no win no fee terms.
Another service you may want to invest in after an accident is counselling or physiotherapy. The trauma of being involved in serious car accidents can be lasting and affect both your physical and mental health.
Car accident compensation may also help you and your family cover these costs to get you back on your way to improved health.