The Center for Disease Control (CDC) tells us that pedestrian accidents are the cause of more than 4,000 deaths each year. They are also the cause of over 70,000 injuries. One of the ways that pedestrian accidents can be reduced is to understand what causes them, and a variety of entities have invested large amounts of money to determine just why pedestrians are involved in so many accidents.
Here are the top causes of pedestrian accidents in the United States:
1. Failure to stop. When a vehicle fails to stop or comes to a rolling stop at an intersection, pedestrians…
As a pedestrian, you may be at the most danger of being struck by a vehicle now than during any other time of year. Why? Quite simply put: More drivers on the road during the holidays are driving while distracted. If you walk frequently or even just plan on shopping and being in public parking lots, read on. Knowing what to look out for can quite possible save your life.
You may think that texting and driving is the biggest cause of distraction behind the wheel and you may be right. It’s important to remember, though, that there are…
A soldier was killed last week in a tragic accident that could have been avoided. Spc. Kayleb Richardlee Harp, 24, was killed while trying to cross Highway 71 to retrieve his phone.
According to reports, Harp and a fellow soldier were going to spend Thanksgiving with the second soldier’s family in the Austin area. The friends stopped at a store in Bee Cave for groceries. They pair left the store and Harp remembered that he had left his cell phone on top of the trunk of the vehicle. The driver pulled to the side of Highway 71 and both observed…