CSU Sophomore Critical after Pedestrian Accident – Denver Personal Injury Attorney

A sophomore from CSU, Melissa Gallaher, “remains in critical condition at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland after being struck Saturday night by a Honda Civic near the intersection of Mulberry and Peterson streets.” According to The Coloradoan, the driver of the Civic, Ryan Marsini, has not been charged, and it is not believed that he was speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Gallaher’s aunt said she was not upset with anyone and is praying for everyone involved.

The website Walking Info claims that there were “69,000 reported pedestrian injuries in 2008, nearly one every 8 minutes.” Nearly 12 pedestrians died every day in accidents involving motor vehicles that same year, adding up to a loss of 4,378 lives. The number of deaths has decreased over the course of the last decade. In 1998, the number of pedestrians killed in accidents involving motor vehicles was well over 5,000.

Accidents involving pedestrians are an unfortunate fact of modern life. Most of us do all we can to avoid them but accidents do happen. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to speak to a Denver personal injury attorney about your legal options. You may be entitled to funds from insurance policies that you are not aware of. Dallas Norton has years of experience working on accidents involving pedestrians. Norton and his associates will put their experience and knowledge of Colorado law to work for you. For a free review of your case contact their offices at (720) 600-4670