When we read about pedestrian accidents in the news, the stories often involve a distracted or reckless driver who simply neglects to keep an eye out for pedestrians. Often, these accidents occur at busy intersections in areas where visibility might be poor. Many people who are using the sidewalks or crossing the street on foot try to stay alert and safe to avoid getting hit, but some drivers do not take these same precautions.
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People all across Redondo Beach like to take advantage of the nice weather and sunshine whenever they can. This means that people are outside exercising, walking to work, bicycling or just going from point A to point B without being confined to an automobile. But with the popularity of these activities can come a threat to people's safety. California is one of the top three states where pedestrians are at risk of being killed in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Pedestrians all across Los Angeles know that there is some level of risk associated with sharing the road with motor vehicles. That is why many pedestrians exercise caution at intersections and stay on sidewalks. However, not all motorists take these same precautions. There are many accidents involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian that happened because of a negligent motorist. Unfortunately, it is generally the pedestrians who suffer the most serious injuries.
Pedestrians in Los Angeles are probably aware that there are some areas of the city that are more dangerous than others. Areas with high levels of traffic congestion and intersections where drivers routinely fail to look out for people walking and crossing the street can be among the most dangerous spots for a pedestrian. And the victims of auto-pedestrian accidents are not the only ones who are taking note of these hazardous areas.
It is bad enough that there are many drivers on the road who would rather take chances and drive recklessly than to be safe. The people who speed or drive while they are drunk or distracted put the lives of the innocent people around them in danger. But to make matters even worse, many of these same negligent drivers try to escape taking any sort of responsibility for their actions.