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Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle

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Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle

Pedestrians have the right of way as long as they are abiding by Ontario Law

Here at PRANZITELLI LAW FIRM we will present you with your needs as a victim of a hit and run or a pedestrian who has been injured by a vehicle. Pedestrians are always on the receiving end of an injury when hit by a vehicle. It is becoming more and more common that pedestrians are losing loved ones, or are receiving injuries due to pedestrian-motorist collisions here in Ontario.  If you have been injured by any contact with a vehicle and you are seeking compensation or any kind of repayment please contact us: EMAIL: or Tel: 905-266-2633 


Injuries resulting from Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are responsible to respect the “Rules of the road” those who do not have a significantly higher chance of getting hit or found to be unintentionally contributing to their tragedy. Pedestrians are almost always injured by motorist collisions.Pedestrians most likely suffer from a catastrophic injury to the head or brain which is often fatal. Some fatal or life-threatening injuries include; massive blunt force trauma, severe crush/compression injuries to the head, or any kind of blunt force to the pedestrians abdomen,limbs, or chest. Some other common injuries often suffered by pedestrians who have been struck by motorists include; Spinal/back injuries, fractured limbs, ribcage, feet or hands, concussions, and lacerations. Motorists are always required to maintain a safe speed, keep their windows clear of obstruction, and always be attentive to their surroundings and to other drivers


Who is liable in a Pedestrian-Motorist accident?

The Ontario Highway Traffic Act under section 144 defines laws relating to Pedestrians and their right of way.

  • Drivers turning left or right at an intersection must give the right of way to pedestrians approaching.
  • Drivers entering a road from a driveway or private road must yield the right of way to pedestrians on the sidewalk.
  • At a pedestrian crossover, if a pedestrian is crossing the driver is obligated to stop and not continue driving until the pedestrian has fully crossed.
  • Drivers cannot pass other vehicles within 30 meters of a pedestrian crossover.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at any intersection where the traffic light indicates ‘walk’ or a circular green indicator.
  • Pedestrians who lawfully began crossing a road continue to have the right of way even if the walk signal changes before they finished crossing.
  • Pedestrians should NOT cross at a traffic control signal if the lights are amber, red, ‘don’t walk’ or advanced green for turning vehicles.

Pedestrians always have the right of way as long as they are obeying the law.

If you were struck by a motorist or vehicle and you believe that you possess the right of way during the incident, please contact Pranzitelli Law Firm: please contact us: EMAIL: or Tel: 905-266-2633.  We will get you the compensation that you deserve.

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