Pedestrian Accident

Accidents involving pedestrians are serious and can be very dangerous for the pedestrian. As with any accident, the individuals inside the car are at risk of injury or death. However, in a pedestrian accident, the pedestrian is significantly more likely to die as a result of injury than passengers within the safety of a vehicle.

In 2015, there were 129,000 pedestrians injured in car accidents and 5,376 pedestrians killed. Of all the children under the age of 15 who are killed in car accidents, 1 in 5 of them are pedestrians. Although you might expect a greater occurrence of pedestrian accidents at intersections, the majority of cases happen at other places in the road.

There is a much higher chance of a pedestrian accident at night than during the day and alcohol is a factor in approximately 50%. This does not always mean that the driver is intoxicated: in about 34% of pedestrian accidents it is the pedestrian who has a high blood alcohol level.

An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more information about pedestrian accidents.

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