Attention Pedestrians: Avoid Getting Hit By a Car

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by | Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

pedestrian accidentAfter this tough winter, Connecticut resides are relishing in the warming temperatures. This means folks are getting outdoors and walking around. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are one of the few groups of road users to have experienced a fatality increase in the last several years. Whether you are a motor vehicle operator or a pedestrian, here are ways you can stay safe:

  1. Obey crosswalks. The NHTSA reports that 70% of pedestrian deaths were not at intersections.
  2. Be careful in cities. Three in four deaths were reported in urban areas. Follow walk signals and be mindful of vehicles.
  3. Walk in well-lit areas. 33% of those pedestrians hit by a car happened between 8 p.m and midnight.

Whether you are a motorist or a pedestrian, keep an eye out for other roadway users. The personal injury lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan have seen cases like yours and can help. Contact our office right away to discuss your options.



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