There have been many cases reported where wheelchair-bound persons were left nervous and upset whenever they are involved in an accident. It goes without saying that people who have cerebral palsy have a difficult life. It is a condition that that affects their body movement and muscle coordination making them wheelchair bound for the majority of their life. The congenital disorder of movement, posture, and muscle tone makes it difficult for them to live a normal life. What’s more is that it is a chronic condition that could even be lifelong for many patients.
In such situation, it gets really difficult for people in a wheelchair to bear more traumatizing actions. One such incident occurred a couple of weeks ago where a woman who had cerebral palsy was hit by a car. She was wheelchair bound and left ‘nervous and upset’ as the driver did not check if she is hurt or not.
On the Crawford Avenue shortly after noon, a car hit a wheelchair-bound woman who had cerebral palsy. The incident took place in Tyldesley where a Ford Connect with mustang color struck the victim’s arm allegedly.
Upon inquiring, the victim reported that the driver initially stopped when the crash happened, but then drove off immediately. This not only infuriated the 29-year old woman but her dad as well. He said in a statement “She was really upset after the incident and we do not know why the driver would not check if she were OK. Accidents happen which is understandable but for the driver to not get out the car is very inconsiderate. Luckily one of our family friends seen her just after it happened and was able to take Claire to Leigh Infirmary to check her arm.”
If any of your loved ones has cerebral palsy and have been in accidents like this, or want to prevent getting hurt, consult services of cerebral palsy lawyers.