Three children, including a 6-day-old baby, were injured while crossing East Broad Street with their mother on Wednesday afternoon.
Julia Groves and her three children were crossing the road in the crosswalk just west of Outerbelt Street. Groves was carrying her baby in a sling-type infant carrier while her seven and two-year-old children were walking next to her.
Dieter Hackman was driving a gray 2005 Mercedes southbound from a service road onto eastbound East Broad Street when he struck Groves and her children.
The baby was taken to a local are hospital and is in stable condition. Groves sustained minor injuries, but refused treatment. One of her children was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in critical condition while the older child was taken to the same hospital after suffering minor injuries.
Hackman was cited with failure to yield to pedestrians, but the investigation is ongoing.
In Ohio, the highest proportion of non-motorists involved in motor vehicle accidents are under the age of 15. More than 2,300 pedestrians were injured in Ohio in 2012.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car vs. pedestrian accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation. At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, our Columbus auto accident lawyers understand how accidents can interrupt your life, which is why were here to help make that interruption as minimal as possible.