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Rhode Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer | “Pedestrian Accident Statistics”

(This article was approved by Rhode Island Pedestrian Accident Attorney David Slepkow. This Personal Injury  and Pedestrian Accident Law Article was authored by  David Caldwell. You can contact Attorney  David Slepkow at 401-437-1100)

In an accident involving a pedestrian and a car, there is no question who will be injured more severely. Even in cases where the pedestrian mistakenly stepped into street, they are liable to be severely injured. Because of the danger cars pose to pedestrians, it is very important that both parties are aware of statistics about pedestrian accidents. Avoiding these types of accidents can keep both motorists and pedestrians safe on the road.

Being aware of when and where pedestrians may be present is important for avoiding an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the following statistics about pedestrian accidents:

  • In 2008, over 4,300 Americans died in pedestrian accidents
  • In 2008, 69,000 people were injured in these types of accidents
  • Males were statistically more likely to be involved in an accident
  • Pedestrians over the age of 65 were the most common victims
  • 20% of children ages 5 to 9 who were killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians
  • Nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities occur on weekends
  • Accidents involving children often occur between 3 PM and 7PM
  • Alcohol was involved in 48% of pedestrian fatalities

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These statistics indicate that these accidents are a real threat to people of all ages. Drivers should pay particular attention in neighborhoods and around schools during after-school hours. Also, every driver should always give the right of way to a pedestrian whether or not it is theirs to have. A pedestrian has very little defense against a car, therefore drivers must be responsible and attentive to their surroundings at all times while driving. By doing so, they may be able to prevent damaging and even life-threatening accidents from occurring.

By David S Caldwell Platinum Quality Author

If someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please visit the website of the Green Bay pedestrian accident lawyers at Habush, Habush & Rottier, S.C., today

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