Central Florida has earned the dubious honor of being the most dangerous place for pedestrians in the nation. For more than 10 years, the Orlando metro area topped the list of pedestrian deaths. Statistics alone cannot...more
On June 23, a pedestrian was struck and killed on the Downtown Connector on I-75/85 southbound near Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway. It appears the victim was hit by multiple vehicles, all of which fled the scene....more
A woman and her dog have been seriously injured after being struck by a car in a Newport Coast crosswalk, according to a news report.
Darryl Hammis, 49, of Sarasota, was seriously injured in May when he was struck by a car while walking in the Bee Ridge area. As he reached the intersection with McIntosh Road late in the evening, he stepped into the path of...more
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 113 minutes and injured every eight minutes. In addition, pedestrians are often injured in...more
A grandmother walking in a bike lane in San Clemente was killed and her grandson injured by a hit-and-run driver, according to a news report.
A 56-year-old woman has been killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident, according to a news report.
A fatal accident is not what usually comes to mind when one hears "wrongful death." The term wrongful death often conjures up the image of someone being killed on purpose and with malice....more
If a pedestrian in Oklahoma is struck by a vehicle while walking outside of the crosswalk, he or she is not barred from filing a lawsuit to receive compensation for injuries that occurred as a result....more
Under a new law, effective January 1st of this year, inline skaters and rollerbladers can now skate in the road, though not within the City of Chicago. According to the statute, written on behalf of Elmhurst attorney and...more
More than 4,000 pedestrians lost their lives in 2010 in the United States after being struck by a motor vehicle. If you’re the driver involved, it’s important to take several early steps after an accident involving a...more
Pedestrians take a risk each time they take to the sidewalks. While walking to get places or for health reasons is generally an excellent choice, pedestrians must remain alert at all times when walking near roadways....more
A driver speeding excessively at 60 mph over the speed limit crashed into several vehicles hit a man getting out of his truck, lost control and slammed into a group of people in their front yard. The vehicle, determined to be...more
San Diego is a particularly dangerous city for pedestrians, according to a study performed by Transportation for America. Pedestrian deaths account for 22 percent of the city’s total traffic deaths, whereas the national...more
The Hawaii Injury Prevention Plan 2005–2010, released by the Hawaii State Department of Health's Injury Prevention and Control Program, is attempting to improve the health and safety of the residents of Hawaii by examining...more
While hit-and-run accidents are a nationwide problem, Los Angeles is leading the way with staggering figures. According to AAA, 44% of all reported traffic accidents in Los Angeles are caused by hit-and-run drivers. This...more
Assuming driver negligence caused injuries to a pedestrian, the possibility exists for criminal prosecution. But the NYPD may not investigate accidents that are not fatal, so many drivers cause injuries without facing...more
Southern California provides temperate weather, beachside walking paths and a health-conscious population so many people in San Diego and throughout the region walk, jog and run for pleasure and fitness. Despite these...more