Most people are taught at a very early age to look both ways before crossing the street.
A 17-year old girl pushing a stroller with her 2-year old son in a crosswalk in Victorville recently were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them; they were crossing at the light.
Did you know that there are thousands of pedestrians who die or are seriously injured in accidents with motor vehicles every year? In California, pedestrians always have the right of way, but drivers don't always follow that rule when they are on the road. When a driver isn't paying attention to the conditions or driving too quickly to see someone in the road and hits them, they are liable for the injuries that occur. If you or someone that you love has been involved in an accident with a car, you need the help of a pedestrian accident attorney in Riverside. Trying to manage the costs associated with your injuries and being out of work can be stressful, but the right attorney can help you cope.
When you're driving down the road in San Bernardino County and see a pedestrian about to cross the street, do you know what to do?
British comedian Russell Brand is being sued for running over a pedestrian with his car in an accident that transpired in January 2012. TMZ reports that Victor Sneed is asking for $185,000 in damages in a new lawsuit filed against the actor, citing bodily injuries to his hand, arm and hip after a run-in with Brand on Los Angeles' Olympic Boulevard.
Pedestrian accidents accounted to 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the United States. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Eighteen percent of total pedestrian fatalities that occurred during the said year happened in hit-and-run crashes, with 785.
Child pedestrians are now involved in accidents while being distracted by cell phones and other mobile devices while walking. Experts advise that parents supervise their children while walking, and teach children about safe walking practices. This can help decrease the number of child pedestrian accidents. One of the most important things that you could do to keep yourself safe while walking is to avoid the use of all electronic devices while walking. In fact, pedestrian accidentattorneys absolutely do not advise texting, or using an MP3 player, or playing a video game while walking.
Whenever an automobile collides with a pedestrian, the chances are that the pedestrian will be severely injured, if not killed. Even if the vehicle was not traveling at a high freeway speed, a pedestrian accident can result in severe injuries, such as broken bones, fractures, back injuries, paralysis, or brain damage.
With holidays approaching, people are out and about doing their Christmas shopping, going to lunches and parties, visiting friends. People are walking and talking, and hopefully paying attention to their surroundings, especially while crossing the streets.
A 7-year old Fontana boy, chasing his dog down the street, was struck and killed by an SUV when he dashed into the street in front of the vehicle.