Fort Myers Injury Attorneys: Who Is a Greatest Risk for a Pedestrian Accident?

by Carmen Dellutri on September 3, 2012

Cape Coral car accident attorneyAs we mentioned last week, pedestrian accidents are on the rise here in Fort Myers and across the country. Fatalities across the nation rose by 4 percent in 2010, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

However, the NHTSA statistics show that the risk is not the same across the board. As Fort Myers injury attorneys, we want to share a few statistics that may help you stay safe.

  • Urban roads are more dangerous. Almost three-fourths (73%) of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting.
  • Always try to cross at an intersection. Nearly four-fifths (79%) of pedestrian fatalities occurred
at non-intersections versus at intersections.
  • Accidents can happen on a sunny day. Eighty-eight percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred during normal weather conditions (clear/cloudy), compared to rain, snow and foggy conditions.
  • Pedestrians are often hard to see at night. A majority of the pedestrian fatalities, 68 percent, occurred during the nighttime.

For more pedestrian safety tips, please check out our prior posts.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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