Statistics of Pedestrian Accidents in Raleigh
2/11/2012Reports released by the City of Raleigh’s Police Department showed an increase in pedestrian accidents throughout 2011. The 2011 Raleigh accident statistics reveal pedestrian collisions went up 120% as compared to the previous year.
Injured as a Pedestrian in Raleigh
The pedestrian accident reports prompted city planners and law enforcement officers to cite population growth as the cause for the increase. City planners are now starting a project that will make Raleigh more pedestrian-friendly, in hopes of accommodating the extra cars on the road and reducing the rate of pedestrian collisions. Slated for review in 2012, the new “Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan” will improve sidewalks and crosswalks throughout the city, as well as amend regulations and policies that affect pedestrian traffic. The new plan should make Raleigh more pedestrian-friendly, comfortable and improve the sustainability of the city’s transportation system.
NC Crosswalk Injuries
With about 2,000 crosswalks in Raleigh, the accidents happen when pedestrians jaywalk, fail to cross at intersections or use crosswalks, or are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Walking while texting also causes accidents, as we covered in an earlier blog post here.
Raleigh Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Contact a Raleigh pedestrian accident attorney if you or someone you know was hit by a car while they were walking, or if someone breaking pedestrian laws caused a car accident that injured others. Innocent pedestrians should be compensated for their injuries. The burden of lost wages, medical treatments and long-term care required as a result of a pedestrian accident is not the sole responsibility of the victim. Brent Adams & Associates has a team of pedestrian accident attorneys who will review your case and explain how the traffic laws will protect you in your claim for the compensation you need and deserve.
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