As a pedestrian in a busy area, even a small collision with a motor vehicle can be detrimental. Sadly, news this morning comes from Indiana County where a woman was struck by a car in Indiana Borough. Charlene Crusan, a 68-year-old resident of Indiana was walking across a crosswalk when the vehicle made contact with her.
Police say the motor vehicle accident happened around 7:40 this morning on the 600 block of School Street. Mary Meterko, 45, was apparently heading south on South 7th Street when she made a left turn onto School Street. Unfortunately, Meterko did not see Crusan in the middle of the crosswalk as she turned and subsequently struck the pedestrian.
Indiana Borough Police were on the scene almost immediately and quickly received help from Citizen’s Ambulance. Crusan was promptly rushed to Indiana Regional Medical Center where she is currently being evaluated and treated for moderate to severe injuries. This seems like a simple mishap more than anything else, and no drugs or alcohol seem to have played a part.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we realize that sometimes accidents just happen, even when there are no glaring reasons why they should occur. We know that these are unfortunate circumstances for everyone involved, but we maintain the staunch belief that your unexpected injuries should not devastate you, financially. If you have been injured by a motor vehicle, call 888-208-1810, and let us assist you on your path to full recovery.