Hit-and-Run Leaves Victim With Serious Injuries and a Totaled Car
CBS2NEWS reminds readers that life can change in an instant, as it did for one victim of a recent hit-and-run crash in Cedar Rapids. According to the report, the 49-year-old man is not sure if he will ever walk again. If you or a family member has sustained serious injuries from an accident that wasn’t your fault, we may be able to help.
At Eells and Tronvold, we are experienced lawyers who can assist with a wide range of injury cases, and we may be able to help you recover compensation. Call our office today at 319-393-1020 to arrange a free initial consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney in Cedar Rapids.
Woman Injured Man and Totaled His Car Before Fleeing the Scene
In early November, the victim was driving just before midnight when he reached an intersection in downtown Cedar Rapids. He decelerated and stopped at the yellow light, and that’s when another driver struck his vehicle from behind, pushing him into the intersection. According to police, the driver, who was a young woman in her late 20s, got out of her car and approached the man, asking if he was okay.
He told her that he wasn’t and said he needed help. The victim claims the woman then fled the scene, leaving him with a totaled car. He has a history of scoliosis, so he went to the hospital to ensure everything was in order, and medical staff released him a few hours later; however, the man’s pain worsened in the weeks that followed.
The accident victim visited his doctor and learned that he had fractured his spine and would need major surgery. He is now bedridden at a local hospital, facing extensive rehab, not to mention uncertainly regarding a full recovery. The police are still investigating the crash and urge anyone with information to contact them.
Rollover Crash Injures Two
According to KCRG, a car was heading west on Highway 30 late last week when it crashed, resulting in a rollover. Responders took two people involved to a local hospital, one with serious injuries. Authorities had to close the highway surrounding the scene for more than four hours; police are still investigating the crash.
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent driving, don’t wait to speak with a personal injury lawyer. At Eells and Tronvold, we have extensive experience in personal injury law. Call our office today at 319-393-1020, and let us know what we can do for your family.