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Why do pedestrian accidents continue to happen?

You would think that in an enlightened world that is filled with amazing technology, pedestrian accidents would be a thing of the past. However, these accidents still happen at an alarming rate all across the state of Oklahoma as well as the rest of America.

It can be difficult to pinpoint the precise reasons pedestrian accidents occur because all situations have unique factors. However, patterns have emerged over the years that provide researchers with clues as to why many of these accidents happen. First, you might think about the number of people who may choose to walk instead of drive, especially when gas prices rise. More walkers combined with more vehicles can be a recipe for disaster

Other than that, here are a few situations that could lead to a pedestrian accident.

  • Left-hand turns: Motorists and pedestrians may be looking elsewhere as the pedestrian attempts to cross an intersection and the driver attempts to turn left.
  • Improper lane usage: Both motorists and pedestrians who fail to remain in the proper lane can cause a pedestrian accident.
  • Quiet motor vehicles: The vehicles of today are often much quieter than older automobiles. As such, a pedestrian may not hear the vehicle until it is too late to avoid it.
  • Distractions: Cellphones and other electronic devices can cause drivers and walkers to become distracted when they should be paying attention to the road.
  • Substance use: When drivers and/or pedestrians navigate the state's roadways while intoxicated, it increases the chance of having an accident.

Keeping the nation's roadways safe and free of accidents is everyone's responsibility. If you have done your part by complying with the traffic laws and have still suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, consider discussing your case with a personal injury lawyer.

Source: Safety Resource Center, "Why People Get Hit: Eight Causes of Pedestrian Accidents," accessed Sep. 07, 2017

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