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Truck and pedestrian accident leaves Alaska man injured

Accidents that involve commercial trucks can be severe enough for other vehicles, but if a pedestrian is struck by one of the massive trucks, the injuries are usually devastating. The lack of protection that pedestrians have combined with the size of the truck can leave the pedestrian critically or fatally injured . Unfortunately, one pedestrian accident in Alaska recently left a victim in serious condition.

The accident took place on the night of Oct. 9 at around 9:45 p.m. but only involved one commercial truck and a pedestrian. The 54-year-old driver of the large semi truck struck the pedestrian with his vehicle, but he remained at the accident scene and called the police. Emergency personnel arrived and rushed the pedestrian to the hospital for treatment of the injuries that he suffered.

The current condition of the victim is unknown, but the driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident. The accident caused police to close the road for a few hours after it occurred. The accident is still under investigation by Alaska police, and no charges have as yet been filed.

Once the investigation of the pedestrian accident has been completed, the injured victim may choose to seek monetary compensation by filing a civil lawsuit against the trucker and the trucker's employer. Due to the extent of his injuries the individual may be unable to work or engage in his normal activities for an extended period of time after being discharged from the hospital. If the evidence documents that the trucker negligently caused or contributed to the pedestrian accident, the court will adjudicate specific claims for monetary relief.

Source: ktuu.com, "Hit by semi truck on Seward Highway, 19-year-old pedestrian is in critical condition", Oct. 9, 2014

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