Seventy four year old Pedestrian was struck by truck in crosswalk in Maryland. Pedestrian found lying on back with right leg pinned at the knee underneath front passenger wheel of truck.
A hydraulic car jack was required to remove pedestrian’s leg from underneath the tire of the truck before she could be placed in the ambulance.
Pedestrian suffered an open right leg fracture. Despite multiple surgical procedures and aggressive rehabilitation modalities, pedestrian has significant permanent, disfigurements, mutilation and scarring on her leg and abdomen as well as functional limitations and chronic pain which interfere with daily activities for the rest of her life including climbing, normal gait, kneeling, managing stairs, and walking long distances.
Her knee range of motion is severely restricted. She spends much of her day in a wheelchair. Life expectancy 10 years.