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Pedestrians Accidents

Pedestrians are injured every day in Tucson and surrounding Arizona cities and towns. Accidents can occur when crossing the street, jogging, walking on the street or even on a side-walk.

Pedestrian accidents can happen in many ways. Most often an automobile driver is not paying attention and the pedestrian is struck in the middle of a crosswalk. Whatever the cause, the consequences of pedestrian accidents are devastating. Those who survive are often permanently disabled and unable to work.

When cars collide with pedestrians, there is high potential for serious injury or death. The injuries victims tend to suffer in pedestrian accidents often involve head, neck, back, and limbs. Injuries consists of fractures, sprains, dislocations, tears to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and friction burns from pavement. Catastrophic injuries can consists of traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputation, just to name a few.

The victims of pedestrian accident often face a lengthy recovery period, as well as some sort of long-term consequence and future medical treatment.

Frequent Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

These include:

  • Excessive speed and failure to control speed
  • Inattention while driving
  • Distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting
  • Drunk driving
  • Motorists rolling through stop signs, especially when making right turns
  • Motorists making illegal or unsafe u-turns
  • Dangerously designed intersections
  • Poorly timed signals at cross-walks
  • Street repair and construction sites
  • Dangerous sidewalk conditions, including uneven pavement, cracks, and debris
  • Trees, posts, signs, utility poles, and other obstructions blocking visibility

Important Safety Reminders for Pedestrians

Wait for traffic to stop – You can never assume a driver will stop for you. The safest practice is to wait for all traffic to come to a complete stop before crossing the street.

Cross in crosswalks – It is safest to cross roads in designated crosswalks. Usually, drivers are alerted to approaching crosswalks by road signs or traffic lights. Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing streets in marked or unmarked crosswalks in most situations.

Look both ways – A defensive pedestrian is a safe pedestrian. Even if you are in a crosswalk and all traffic has stopped, it is still a good idea to look both ways for oncoming vehicles. If a parked vehicle

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