Pedestrian accidents often result in physical trauma to the person hit by the vehicle. A broad range of injuries can result, varying in severity.
As seen in the Chicago pedestrian accidents discussed on this site, often these pedestrian accidents result in serious accident injuries. These injuries can be life-threatening in nature, and some result in a fatality either immediately (at the accident scene) or at some later time.
Among common pedestrian accident injuries are broken bones, contusions, chest trauma, soft tissue damage, and various types of brain injuries, including concussions.