The Department of Transportation announced steps to combat a recent rise in pedestrian deaths. The announcement stated that it is believed the deaths were partially due to "distracted walking - walking while texting or listening to music."
In addition, data shows that 3 out of 4 pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, and more than 2 out of 3 happen at non-intersections.
Did you read about the 46-year old woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Hesperia the other day? She was attempting to cross a street early Saturday morning when the incident occurred. She was taken by air to a nearby hospital where she died a couple of hours later. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating.
My prayers are with the grieving family during this difficult time.
The NHTSA is urging that both drivers and pedestrians need to better follow driving laws. California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a) states, "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection."
If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in order to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact the personal injury attorneys for San Bernardino and Riverside Counties for information about your legal rights and options. Call Peach & Weathers. Our attorneys know how to prove liability and how to hold at-fault motorists accountable for their actions.
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