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The causes of pedestrian accidents are all too common

No one can blame Southern California residents for wanting to walk or ride their bicycles for either recreation or short trips. The weather in the local area is beautiful, and it is great to be outside. However, there are some unfortunate negative aspects to traveling as a pedestrian. Namely, the rate of pedestrian accidents in Southern California can be high.

Pedestrian killed in truck collision

California, with the highest population in the country and great weather year-round, sees a disproportionately high number of pedestrian accidents, when compared with other states. Based on the numbers and other factors, this seems logical. However, drivers should do more to make sure that they are not putting pedestrians in peril. Unfortunately, according to a recent report, one driver failed in this responsibility.

Know some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents

Most people in Fullerton don't expect calamity to occur when they are out for a walk or a jog. Unfortunately, the reality is that pedestrian accidents are fairly common. Motorists these days have become more dangerous than ever it seems, as they are constantly distracted by their smartphones and other issues while driving. Sadly, it is pedestrians who pay the price for this negligence.

Auto-pedestrian accident statistics show a worrisome rise

Pedestrians in California and across the U.S. are vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities in an accident with an automobile. These accidents happen for a number of reasons, whether it is a negligent driver, a failure to observe on the part of the motorist, distraction, recklessness or alcohol or drugs. Studies are constantly being done to try to determine how these accidents happen and, more importantly, how to prevent them. A recent study examined the nationwide statistics to come to conclusions on this matter and yielded some surprising results.

Man in crosswalk seriously injured in pedestrian accident

In Southern California, there is overwhelming concern over the frequency with which pedestrians are injured and killed in an auto accident. Given the vulnerability of a pedestrian, the chance of there being severe injuries and fatalities in pedestrian accidents is significant. With this in mind, it is imperative that those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident understand how to accrue evidence so they can pursue compensation in a legal filing.

How to vehicles generally strike people in a pedestrian accident?

Despite the recent delugue of rain the state of California has experienced, in general California's mild climates and sunny days mean people take to the streets by foot. Unfortunately, when pedestrians and motor vehicles mix, the possibility for pedestrian accidents exists.

Two pedestrians killed and one injured in Echo Park crash

When most people in California leave their homes to take a walk, they may not anticipate that they will encounter a dangerous situation. However, even something as simple as a daily walk is not without dangers, and sometimes catastrophe.

Pedestrian accidents on interstates can be deadly affairs

People may not expect to find a pedestrian on one of California's interstate highways, but according to one source, more than 10 percent of all pedestrian deaths take place on interstate highways. There are a number of reasons as to why pedestrians would be on an interstate highway, and drivers should be aware of this possibility so that they can avoid a pedestrian accident.

Get the basics on bicycle accidents in Fullerton

Bicycling in Fullerton is a common activity. It is fun, cost efficient and healthy. Both bicyclists and motorists have the right to share the road, but they also both have the responsibility to operate their vehicles with due care and follow traffic laws. Therefore, when a collision between a bicyclist and motorist occurs, there are two general questions that must be asked: was the motorist negligent and was there contributory negligence on the part of the bicyclist?

How can drivers keep school children safe on Fullerton's roads?

School is back in session for children in Fullerton. Some walk to school, some bike and others take the school bus. But, no matter how they travel to school, it is important for motorists to be aware of child pedestrians in their vicinity, and follow the traffic rules accordingly.

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