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Auto-pedestrian accident kills man in wheelchair

Everyone who is on the road in Orange County and throughout California should be vigilant and aware of his or her surroundings. Pedestrians might believe that because they are not in a motor vehicle, they are relatively safe from an auto accident. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen quite frequently and cause serious injuries and deaths. People who are not protected by a vehicle and are hit are susceptible to significant damage. These can cost massive amounts in medical expenses, lost wages and more if the person survives. If there is a fatality, the family left behind will be forced to deal with the financial and personal fallout. In these circumstances, people should be aware of their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Teen arrested for DUI after auto-pedestrian accident

During the summer in Southern California, there will be many teens on the road. Their inexperience can make them a danger to other drivers and pedestrians who are also on the road. Compounding these dangers is when the teen driver is operating the vehicle recklessly and under the influence. When there are pedestrian accidents, regardless of the cause, there can be severe injuries and even death. Those who have been in an auto accident as a pedestrian need to know how to seek compensation through a legal filing for all they have lost.

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.

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