According to a report by ABC30 Action News, the Fresno police department is increasing its efforts to help avoid pedestrian accidents. Sadly, it is not just drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians that is causing traffic deaths. Pedestrians are distracted and failing to pay attention to traffic and other potential dangers. Some pedestrians attempt to cross the road while using their cell phones or other devices. In some cases, pedestrians were wearing dark-colored clothing, making it difficult for drivers to see the person in the crosswalk. While many of the accidents occur in the busiest parts of Fresno, pedestrians can occur anywhere.
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 Accidents in Los Angeles A quick internet search reveals numerous pedestrian accidents in and around Los Angeles. In a matter of three days, at least five pedestrian accidents were reported in the greater Los Angeles area. Los Angeles County Judge Daniel L. Brenner died when he was struck and killed while crossing the street