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.
A 35-year old man walking along a major road in Apple Valley just before midnight the other night was hit by a motorist and severely injured.
In any setting throughout our lives, we are expected to act with a certain level of caution and care for the safety of others.
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 today's society ongoing effort to become greener and the cost of gasoline, more and more people have taken to bicycling and walking as more of a common mode of transportation.
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.
Sooner or later most people will need a law firm for some reason. No matter how big or small your case is the prospect of choosing an attorney is almost always overwhelming and a bit stressful.
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.