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Auto-Pedestrian Accidents Archives

What activities should I avoid as a pedestrian?

Pedestrians are everywhere. They are in large cities, small towns and everywhere in between. Pedestrians are part of the traffic flow since they cross at marked intersections. Some might cross illegally, which is known as jaywalking. If you are a pedestrian it's important for you to know what activities you should avoid so you are not involved in an accident.

How to make intersections safer for pedestrians

Intersections are dangerous no matter the size of the city or town where they are located. It also doesn't matter when it comes to the volume of vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians that use the intersection. So long as there is one vehicle and one pedestrian present in an intersection, it will be dangerous. Here's how cities can make intersections safer for pedestrians.

Nighttime safety tips for pedestrians

Pedestrians are always at risk when they head out for a walk or run in Redondo Beach. Even if they follow the laws, they might still find themselves in a scary situation with a motor vehicle. Not all drivers will do their best to look for pedestrians at intersections. If you must walk or go for a run at night, here are some important safety tips for pedestrians in California.

How pedestrians can make themselves visible

Going for a walk or a run should not be dangerous. But, due to the nature of today's world, it can be dangerous. It can even be deadly. Even though pedestrians have the right of way, drivers might still run red lights, blow stop signs or even disregard the laws. This can lead to some very tragic accidents. Here are some important tips to help pedestrians make themselves visible at all times.

Key factors that influence pedestrian accident stats

Pedestrian accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions that can take place, as shown by the fact that 11 percent of traffic is by foot, but 13 percent of deadly accidents involve pedestrians. This disproportionate fatality rate is concerning, showing how pedestrians lack any protection and can get killed by simple mistakes, even at low speeds, that would not have killed a passenger in another vehicle.

What is a pedestrian's duty of care?

Auto-pedestrian accidents are some of the most tragic accidents you will witness in Los Angeles. With such a heavy volume of automobile and foot traffic, pedestrian accidents happen all too often. There are various reasons that these accidents occur and more often than not the driver is at fault in such an accident. But, pedestrians also have a duty of care to follow.

Vehicle strikes four pedestrians in Los Alamitos accident

A vehicle struck and injured four pedestrians prior to crashing close to a bank in a Los Alamitos accident earlier in the month. The accident occurred not long after 2 pm and authorities believe that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old woman, was also injured.

2 pedestrians suffer serious injuries in car crash

Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries when they were involved in a car crash earlier this month in West Hills, according to a report from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The accident occurred at a slow rate of speed. Despite the slow speed, one of the pedestrian victims was pinned under the vehicle.

How to protect children pedestrians in California

Being a pedestrian in the state of California can be incredibly dangerous. Even if you take every safety precaution possible, you could still be hit by a car or truck in Los Angeles. Children who are pedestrians are at even greater risk of being hit by a car or truck due to their age and small stature. Here are some tips for protecting children as pedestrians.

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