On Saturday, a pedestrian crash was reported in Waynesboro, resulting in injuries to a 21-year-old woman. She was hit by a 21-year-old woman from Hagerstown, Maryland and brought to Meritus Medical Center then later released. The motorist said she was driving north along Clayton and when she reached East Main Street the pedestrian jumped out in front of her moving vehicle. She said she attempted stopping in time to avoid a crash, but couldn’t brake in time. The pedestrian kept running after she was hit. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, pedestrian accidents are an ongoing issue in Waynesboro, as it has a higher number of incidences than other Pennsylvanian municipalities.
According to news reports, officials in Waynesboro have tried preventing pedestrian wrecks by putting up signs, painting crosswalks and adding flashing lights. “We have done everything we can to keep this from happening,” Council President Craig Newcomer said at the time. “The only extra thing we can do is rotate as council and literally walk people across the street.” As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I hope fewer pedestrian accidents occur. If you or a loved one were harmed in an auto accident caused by negligence, discuss your case with a car accident lawyer Harrisburg.Tweet