Dayton, OH (February 7, 2024) – The Dayton Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident on Wednesday, February 7th. The accident was reported around 6:55 a.m. at the intersection of Havard Boulevard and Salem Avenue.

According to police, Drocelle Uwayezu, of Dayton, was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima on Havard when she tried to make a left turn onto Salem. As Uwayezu turned, she failed to yield the right of way to a 14-year-old male pedestrian who was crossing the road in a marked crosswalk. Uwayezu struck the pedestrian, causing non-life-threatening injuries. The male pedestrian was taken to Childrens Hospital for medical care. Uwayezu was not injured in the accident and was later issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way at a crosswalk. The accident caused the road to be partially closed as officials investigated at the scene. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. No additional information has been released.

We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the injured pedestrian following this accident in Dayton. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.

Injury Accidents in Ohio  Dayton, OH – One Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Havard Blvd.

An Ohio pedestrian accident can lead to serious, life-altering consequences for victims. Each year, approximately 3,000 pedestrian accidents are reported across our state. These incidents have a much higher injury rate than traffic accidents involving motor vehicles and other types of collisions that take place on our roadways. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable victims and usually have little time to avoid the potential of a serious crash. Many Ohio pedestrian accidents take place in intersections and occur when a driver fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.

If you have been affected by an Ohio pedestrian accident, you could have certain legal rights. In the aftermath of a collision, the most important thing is to obtain medical care as soon as possible. Seeking medical assistance not only supports your claim for injuries, but more importantly it assures that you will be appropriately treated before your condition worsens. Many injuries in pedestrian accidents and other traffic collisions are not readily apparent at first. It may take days or even weeks before the pain truly starts to manifest itself. Obtaining early treatment can help to prevent these injuries from worsening.

Once you have sought appropriate medical treatment for your injuries, your next step should be to call an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. At Attkisson Law Firm, our team has handled injury cases for hundreds of clients and their family members. During this time, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident or other type of crash can be serious and it is important to have the best team by your side during this time.

We are here to speak with you about your case. Our firm always provides free consultations for all potential and prospective clients. Most injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis so there is no financial obligation until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with one of our Dayton pedestrian accident lawyers, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at 937-632-1175.

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Disclaimer: For many years, the attorneys at Attkisson Law Firm have dedicated themselves to assisting injured accident victims and their families throughout Ohio. We want to encourage everyone to slow down and operate motor vehicles with caution. Please note this post is not an attempt to solicit business. The information provided herein should not be considered medical or legal advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post was not taken at the accident scene.