Police investigate car accident injury in Sydney

Date: Nov 06, 2014

NSW police are investigating a traffic incident in north-west Sydney that left a man suffering from a serious car accident injury.

The circumstances surrounding the event are unclear, but it appears the 35-year-old was struck by his fiancee’s car as she was reversing out of the driveway.

According to police, the man was returning from a night out at 10:15pm on Saturday, November 1. Upon arrival at his Sharpave Avenue home in The Ponds, he asked his partner to buy him some food.

However, after travelling only a short distance in her Ford Falcon, she noticed her fiance lying injured on the road outside the vehicle. She then stopped the car to check on him.

The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with a head injury, and is said to be in a serious, but stable condition. His fiancee was also treated at the facility after going into shock.

Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit officers carried out a forensic examination at the location of the accident. Police also established the area as a crime scene.

“Officers are continuing their investigation into [the] incident, including whether the man tried to enter the car, unnoticed by his fiancee, as it left the premises,”  NSW police said in a November 2 press release.

Making a car accident injury claim in NSW

It is not unusual for a pedestrian to lodge a claim for car accident injuries, and compensation is available to all types of road users.

The Motor Accidents Authority says this includes drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, pillion passengers and cyclists. In fact, people can even make a claim when an accident is partly their fault.

However, there is an increased likelihood that the final compensation will be lower in these circumstances. Situations where the claimant may be partly at fault for the incident include:

  • Riding without a seatbelt
  • Not wearing a bike helmet
  • Driving at an unsafe speed

Therefore, if you have suffered a car accident injury recently, it’s recommended you visit a compensation lawyer in Sydney for more details on whether or not you have a case.

Gerard Malouf & Partners has a specialist team of car accident lawyers who provide a no-win, no-fee service for clients. This ensures people have the best chance of success, without having to worry about the financial ramifications if a claim falls through.

Call us now on 1800 004 878 to book a free appointment with one of my compensation experts, or email your enquiry.