Inattention, texting and driving under the influence can all lead to fatal pedestrian-car crashes
A pedestrian is no match for a car. When a person is struck by a vehicle, the injuries to the pedestrian are often serious or even fatal.
Now that school has resumed, drivers need to be mindful of pedestrians. Parents walking their kids to and from school often cross heavily traveled intersections. Children playing with their friends on playgrounds may dart out into the street to chase down a kickball. Schoolkids engaged in a game of tag on the front lawn may jump out into the street and into oncoming traffic.
A driver has to be prepared for such events and take evasive action — but careless drivers have also hurt pedestrians who are obeying all traffic laws.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s latest available statistics, 4,414 pedestrians died in auto-related accidents in 2008. Sixty-three of those people died in Missouri .
If you have been hurt or someone you love has been hurt or killed as a result of a car-pedestrian accident, contact the St. Louis car-pedestrian accident lawyers at the S.E. Farris Law Firm.