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Getting the right help after a devastating pedestrian accident

Just as cars and trucks must obey the rules of the road, pedestrians too must follow certain regulations that are intended to keep everyone on the roads safe. They must cross the streets in crosswalks, wait for traffic signals to grant them safe access to roads and must use caution when traversing throughways that are not regulated by pedestrian safety measures.

Ohio distracted driving laws

Pedestrian accident victims have important legal resources to consider. In a nearby community approximately 45 minutes north of the Akron area, a pedestrian was recently killed while crossing the street. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian failed to stop and fled the scene of the auto-pedestrian accident following it. The car that struck that pedestrian was described as a dark-colored sedan. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital by emergency responders where he died. Police are seeking information related to the accident.

Victims have legal protections following a pedestrian accident

Pedestrian accidents can have a dramatic impact on the lives of victims and their families. Each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,000 victims die in fatal pedestrian accidents. Additionally, during 2012, 76,000 pedestrian accident victims were struck and injured in auto-pedestrian accidents. The consequences to victims can be significant.

Help for victims of pedestrian accidents

Unfortunately, pedestrians are exceptionally vulnerable on the roadways and can suffer serious injuries and death when an auto-pedestrian accident takes place. Pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle can suffer a litany of serious injuries, as well as physical and financial harm. Being involved in an unexpected auto versus pedestrian accident can be emotionally traumatic and leave victims with a long recovery process ahead of them.

Safe driving of the utmost importance in school zones

Among the people who are impacted by the conduct of drivers here in Ohio are children. Unfortunately, each year, hundreds of young pedestrians become the victims of traffic crashes while out walking in Ohio. State statistics indicate that there have been nearly 3,000 traffic accidents involving pedestrians at or under the age of 18 in the state over the past five years.

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