A New Hampshire student was recently struck by a car on Main Street at Keene State College on Oct. 30. The student, a 21-year-old male, had been crossing the street at a crosswalk at the time of the accident, according to witnesses at the scene. At the time of the accident, a 24-year-old woman had been driving a vehicle when she failed to stop and crashed into the man.
After hitting the man, the woman stopped. She and a passenger got out of the car, witnesses reported, stopping at the scene before 911 was called for the victim. Police have stated that they arrived on the scene at 10:29 p.m., helping collect information as the victim was transported to the hospital. The exact state of the young man's health isn't known, but the witness has reported that the victim was placed in a medically-induced coma at the hospital to reduce swelling. He is allegedly out of the coma now and recovering.
The police lieutenant who reported to the scene said that no arrest was made for the accident. The driver simply didn't see the man crossing the road. In this case, no criminal charges were placed against the 24-year-old. She may face a civil lawsuit if the victim or his family chooses to pursue them.
If you or a loved one is hurt in this way and no criminal charges are pressed against the driver, you need to know that you still have options. If you are interested in pursuing compensation, you may want to speak with someone about how to file a civil lawsuit for that purpose.
Source: The Equinox, "Student hit by car on Main St." Nov. 05, 2014