Coral Gables, FL (November 20, 2019) - A woman was hurt when she was involved in a pedestrian accident in Coral Gables on Wednesday, November 20th.
Police responded to reports of the crash which took place near a parking garage in the area. According to authorities, the female pedestrian was struck by a red car and pinned against a wall. Fire rescue crews arrived on the scene along with the Coral Gables police. A tourniquet was applied to stop bleeding caused by the crash. The woman was then rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. There is no word on her identity at this time and police have not said how the crash took place. The driver remained at the scene following the incident.
No additional details are available at this time.
Each year, about 10,000 pedestrians will be hurt in vehicle crashes. Many pedestrian accidents are serious in nature with nearly 75% of pedestrian accidents requiring a visit to the emergency room. Pedestrians in Florida are especially vulnerable, with our state consistently at the top of national rankings for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
When you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical treatment right away and document the accident scene if you are able. Your notes may be important in helping you recall the crash several months later. Obtaining medical treatment immediately after the crash will ensure that you receive proper care and your injuries do not linger and become more painful than they otherwise are.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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