Cleveland, OH (September 11, 2020) – A child was left critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in Cleveland’s downtown area. Just after 2:30 p.m., on September 11, the Cleveland Fire and Police Departments were called to the scene of an accident on Ontario Street.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 12-year-old child was walking in the vicinity of Ontario Street and Interstate 90 when they were struck by a vehicle.
Emergency crews responded to the site of the crash and began to administer CPR to the child. The child was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition where he was admitted in critical conditions.
Police immediately secured the area and initiated investigations to determine what lead to the crash. At this time, investigations are ongoing with the Cleveland Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Being involved in a traffic-related incident of any type can have a damaging impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. Pedestrian accidents are particularly detrimental as they often result in severe damages for victims. When small children are involved in these accidents, there is a heightened risk of brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. Small children are often left to endure extreme pain and suffering. The fact that innocent children are unable to come to grips with their emotions after being seriously harmed just makes it harder for families, in their entirety, to deal with these life-changing accidents.
Although there are numerous things we can do to protect ourselves from being harmed in accidents, the unfortunate truth is that driver errors account for over 80% of traffic accidents each year in the country. Pedestrian accidents are particularly brutal, claiming the lives of more than 5,000 people while leaving over 75,000 others seriously injured. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that you reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Cleveland as soon as possible.
The Cleveland personal injury attorneys at Rumizen Weisman, Co., Ltd. are well-versed in personal injury laws throughout Ohio and ready to help our clients get the justice they deserve. We understand the challenges accident victims face moving forward. The mental, physical, and financial pain and suffering can impact nearly every aspect of a person’s life and make even performing the simplest task impossible. For this reason, we are dedicated to helping those harmed to recover in the best way possible. Our attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure accident victims throughout Cuyahoga County are able to move forward from their accidents and get the medical treatment they need to recover. If you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, contact our Cleveland pedestrian accident attorneys today by calling (216) 658-5500. Schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience to see how our attorneys can help you get justice for your suffering.
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Disclaimer: The attorneys at Rumizen Weisman, Co., Ltd. have strived to become well-respected members of the local Cleveland business community. We have dedicated our lives to helping injured victims and their families who have suffered a serious injury in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. We want these posts to serve as a reminder to our fellow community members to use every safety precaution when operating a motor vehicle in Ohio in an effort to prevent others from being involved in a serious injury accident. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information that we write about should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post is not representative of the actual accident scene.