A new semester has begun on Louisiana campuses. Drivers should be on the lookout for people on foot, especially in areas hosting a collegiate sporting event where pedestrian traffic is heavy. As throngs of fans and tailgaters await kickoff on gameday, there is an increased risk for pedestrian related car accidents.
Over the weekend, five students from Louisiana State University were injured when they were struck by a car. Several of the victims suffered serious injury and required hospitalization. The university sent a notice to parents, who have every reason to be concerned, as this was the second pedestrian accident with injury in one week on the campus.
Officials say the pedestrian injuries followed a crash involving multiple vehicles at an intersection close to the campus football stadium. The innocent group of friends likely began their day looking forward to the festivities, but their plans were ruined after being hurt and frightened. Parents know that even campuses with good security and safety procedures have dangers, and a car accident can occur anywhere there is vehicle traffic.
When victims suffer injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, they may want to take legal action. Car accidents can cause a victim myriad of headaches, like medical bills, insurance matters, or being unable to attend work or classes due to injury. Sometimes, an experienced attorney can help victims begin the road to recovery and educate them on their options to be made whole when possible. Car accidents can cause lasting physical and emotional damage, and victims should not have to suffer alone.