Tag Archives: Pedestrian Accident

Filing a Claim After a Pedestrian Accident

When a car hits you as a pedestrian, it can come as a total shock. You could have been on the cross walk minding your business when a car crashes into you. It can be a very scary experience. Your first instinct may be to file a claim against the driver who hit you. Although that may be the right instinct, you may also have a claim against the...
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Speed Limits Go Up, As L.A. Struggles to Reduce Traffic Deaths

Los Angeles, one of the biggest and busiest metropolitan cities in the country, has been continuously facing a rise in pedestrian and bicycle related deaths. According to the L.A. Times, pedestrian deaths rose 82%, suggesting that pedestrians are being hit by drivers at higher speeds than in the past. A pedestrian struck by a driver going 20 mph has a 90% chance of survival, but a 20% chance of survival...
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The Shocking Statistics of Pedestrian v. Auto Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes and another 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car accident. The injuries that can result from these accidents can range from...
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Oak Park Student Critically Injured in Pedestrian Accident

An Oak Park sixth grade student was in critical condition at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks after a vehicle struck him while he was walking to school. This article published in the Ventura County Star reports that the 11-year-old boy tried to cross the street toward Medea Creek School about 8:15 a.m. when he was hit near Doubletree Road and Hollytree Drive. Officials with the...
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