Pedestrians are at constant risk of suffering harm in areas with high traffic density. In addition to being difficult to spot, when collisions do occur, pedestrians often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. Bicyclists and motorcyclists, two other groups who are at high risk from vehicles, often wear helmets or other protective gear. Pedestrians have zero… continue reading.
Our San Diego Car Accident Lawyers Look at San Diego’s Most Dangerous Intersections San Diego is currently participating in a global transportation safety program called Vision Zero. The program originated in Sweden and aims to significantly reduce car, pedestrian and bicycle accidents. City officials announced at the start of the year that many of San… continue reading.
A 33-year-old mother was struck by a Ford F-150 truck while crossing the street at Encinitas Boulevard near its intersection with Vulcan Street on Friday, Sept. 22. The woman had reportedly just gotten off of work at Lazy Acres and was walking to catch the coaster back home at around 7:30 p.m. Witnesses to the… continue reading.
A new report, published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, suggests that pedestrians are at even higher risk now for injuries than they ever were previously. In fact, they report that just last year alone, the rate of pedestrian fatalities went up by at least 11 percent from the previous year. It’s believed that alcohol… continue reading.
While going places by foot may allow you to get in that much needed exercise and fresh air, it can be a fairly unsafe option. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70,000 pedestrians are injured each year. Of those, 4,000 lose their lives. While only 11 percent of… continue reading.