All pedestrians must take steps to protect themselves from motorists who are driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, or drugged. Drivers who are reckless and negligent cause thousands of pedestrian accidents each year in the United States. The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents, a 9.5 percent increase over the previous year. During the same year, traffic-related crashes insured approximately 70,000 pedestrians. During 2015, 13 percent of pedestrian injuries and 19 percent of pedestrian fatalities were people 65 years of age and older.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), California had the highest number of pedestrian deaths in 2015. Nationwide, there were 5,376 pedestrians died in traffic-related accidents, a 9.5 percent increase from the number of pedestrian fatalities in 2014. In California, 742 people died in pedestrian accidents during 2015. Pedestrian deaths represented almost a quarter of all traffic fatalities that year. While many of these deaths occur in cities and urban areas, pedestrians in rural areas must also be aware of the dangers posed to pedestrians by motorists. Even when crossing at an intersection or crosswalk, pedestrians can be in danger. The fact is that anywhere you are walking you are in danger of an accident if there is any traffic near to where you are walking. Understanding the common causes of pedestrian accidents can help you take steps to avoid being injured by a careless or negligent driver.
Thousands of pedestrians die each year in traffic-related accidents. Over 4,900 people died in pedestrian accidents during 2015, a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year. Roughly 23 percent of all traffic fatalities in California during 2015 were pedestrians (742 deaths). Our state had the highest number of pedestrian deaths that year. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries. If a driver kills a family member, your family may be entitled to compensation under California’s wrongful death laws. Call 1-800-954-4444 for a free consultation with a Fresno accident lawyer.
Pedestrian Accident – If A Pedestrian Walked Out In Front Of A Car, Is The Driver Still Responsible?
A pedestrian was critically injured in Fresno, CA near Olive Avenue and First Street in a pedestrian accident when he apparently walked out in front of a car driven by a 64-year old woman. According to reports, the driver of the vehicle and witnesses at the scene of the accident said the pedestrian attempted to