Being a pedestrian is never safe, regardless of how careful the pedestrian is on the roads and sidewalks. Because cars have both speed and weight, any impacts with a pedestrian can easily kill or seriously harm the pedestrian. Unfortunately, a local Covington church organist was one of the most recent victims of a pedestrian-car accident.
The deadly car accident
According to police reports, last Wednesday, the accident occurred in Anderson Township, a suburb of Cincinnati. The organist for the Madison Avenue Christian Church and his husband were walking back to their home when the organist was struck on Beechmont Avenue. The organist was walking in the bike line when the car ran off the road, hit the man and then a utility pole. The impact through the Covington church organist into the front yard of a nearby home. Though, his husband was uninjured, the impact killed the organist.
Immediately after a car accident
For Hamilton, Ohio, pedestrians or drivers involved in a car accident, call 9-1-1. If one just witnesses a car accident, call 9-1-1. Never assume someone else called. When one is calling 9-1-1, never say that there are no injuries or that it was a minor accident. No one knows the medical condition of anyone else in the other car, so downplaying a car accident could cause someone serious medical issues.
For example, a minor fender-bender could have surprised someone enough to cause a heart attack. This is why it is so important to ensure that both an ambulance and police officer respond to the car accident. This will ensure that anyone that needs medical help can get it immediately, and that a police report will be generated. The police report can be instrumental for insurance and lawsuit purposes later.