Have you ever had car trouble and had to pull over to the side of the road? Not many people think of how dangerous this can be. It is always important to put on your car’s hazard lights and to be hyper-aware of the passing cars. According to The Gazette, there was a man who was hit while he was tending to his stalled car. The man was going southbound on Murray Street, near Fountain Boulevard, when his 1970 pick up truck stalled. The man got out of his car to investigate what the issue was with his vehicle. Shortly after exiting the car the man was hit by a small pick up truck traveling down Murray Street. The man was seriously injured after the collision and had to be taken to Memorial Hospital for his injuries. Police said that the small pick up driver is being cited for careless driving. They did not release either the pedestrian’s or the driver’s names.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed when involved in car collisions. This means that 13% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians dying in traffic accidents. The NHTSA also reported that an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian. On average, a pedestrian dies in a car-pedestrian collision every two hours, and one is injured every eight minutes. The NHTSA reported that over 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur in an urban setting. Nearly 80% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at non-intersections of streets versus marked intersections. Almost 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur during clear weathered days, and almost 70% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at nighttime. This makes sense considering the hours of the day and types of days that most individuals tend to be outside and walking. For example, when it is nice out more people are outside enjoying the weather. Often at night people choose to walk to neighborhood restaurants and bars. When a pedestrian, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings.
If you were taking a walk and got hit by a car do you know who to turn to? If you were seriously injured after being involved in a pedestrian car collision contacting a Denver pedestrian accident attorney. Contact David Woodruff to help you figure out if you are entitled to financial compensation. There are many benefits to contacting an attorney after an accident. If you are facing life-changing injuries there is a chance that you will need physical therapy. Often insurance companies will deny paying for your long-term care. Having a trustworthy attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the care you deserve. The care you need requires settling insurance disputes for you.