Pedestrians are an important part of the roads, even if they are walking on the sidewalk. They need to be just as vigilant when walking in high traffic areas in an effort to help curb the new epidemic of distracted driving. Pedestrians are all too often found wandering around on their mobile phones, which can be a recipe for disaster as they step out into a street. Here's how pedestrians can spot distracted drivers in California.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are some of the scariest, most horrific accidents on the roads today. Various factors lead to these accidents including distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and even inattention of pedestrians. A common question following such an accident is what damages can be recovered in auto-pedestrian accidents?
As the weather continues to improve with spring right around the corner, more and more people will be out and about. Whether they are out for a leisurely stroll, out for a run or walking their dog; pedestrians need to be mindful of their surroundings. The same can be said for vehicle operators when it comes to spotting pedestrians. Here are some safety tips for pedestrians and motor vehicles in Los Angeles, California.
According to a recent study published in Injury Prevention, fatalities among child pedestrians are twice as likely to happen near a park than they are close to a school. As a result, initiatives, such as the Safe Routes to School program, have been created to spread the word about pedestrian safety to kids.
Suffering injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident or other motor vehicle accident can take you away from your life for a long time. The time it takes to heal your physical wounds and recover from emotional harm you may have suffered can be lengthy. If you intend to seek justice through a personal injury claim, this can lengthen the time it takes to get back to the simple business of living your life.
Auto-pedestrian accidents involving a hit-and-run can be admittedly tricky. Sometimes, the driver that caused the accident cannot be found, leaving injured pedestrians at a loss for seeking the compensation they need. Without financial recovery, they are often unable to pay for medical treatment and other expenses related to their injuries.
Recently, a 116-page report was issued regarding the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians in San Diego. The auditors found that transportation and police officials aren't doing enough to keep pedestrians safe and the rising number of fatalities is directly related to a lack of attention to data and detail.
Running is certainly good for your health overall, but it can also be very hazardous if you run along roads and city streets. One company called Road ID carried out a study, and they reported that about 122,000 runners get hit by cars and end up in the hospital every year. This doesn't take into account runners who are hit and escape with minor injuries that don't require a trip to the hospital.
A man from Yucca Valley is facing DUI charges, hit-and-run charges and even murder charges after he allegedly killed a pedestrian while he was driving under the influence. He had already been charged with a DUI twice in the past and was apparently illegally driving on a suspended license.
Reports showed that 76,000 pedestrians were injured one year in car accidents, and other reports indicate that around 5,000 people die in these accidents annually. These are staggering numbers, and certainly there are cases where the pedestrians are at fault—such as when they jaywalk at night and drivers never have a chance to react. However, experts do note that many of these accidents are caused by drivers who make very clear errors. Some examples include the following: