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Pedestrian accidents plague Erie this past weekend

Pedestrian accidents caused by negligent drivers can be devastating to the victim and his or her family. Often times, the pedestrian has no time to react, or is hit from behind without any warning at all. Erie County has had an unusual amount of pedestrian accidents of late. If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please call the pedestrian accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free preliminary consultation. You have rights and our pedestrian accident lawyers will help you protect those rights.

Two people were injured in a pedestrian accident in front of the Millcreek Wal-Mart on Saturday afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m., according to officials. The accident took place in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart located on West Ridge Road. 

Other people in the parking lot say they witnessed an older man in a Buick Century backing out of a parking spot when the vehicle accelerated and struck a husband and wife, 71 and 64, respectively. First responders rushed both victims to the UPMC Trauma Unit in north Erie.

One witness told reporters that there was a lot of screaming and commotion after she heard a loud thump. The vehicle in question then spun and hit a cement pole. The witness said that her and her husband would have been the victims if the accident had happened just seconds earlier.

Police are conducting an ongoing investigation and are currently interviewing suspects and those involved in the accident. The driver, who is said to be in his eighties, would not be treated; however, his wife, who was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident, was taken to Hamot after complaining of pain in her legs.

Source: WICU, "Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Struck In Wal-Mart Parking Lot" 10 May 2014

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