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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are often some of the most harmful as most pedestrians are completely unprotected from vehicles, trucks and other vehicles.  According to NHSTA a pedestrian was killed every 85 minutes in 2019.

Know the Basics—Pedestrian Safety

10 Walking Safety Tips

  • 1. Be predictable.

    Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
  • 2. Walk on sidewalks.

    Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
  • 3. If there is no sidewalk?

    If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
  • 4. Keep alert at all times!

    Don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
  • 5. Crosswalks & Intersections.

    Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
  • 6. When crosswalks are not available.

    If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
  • 7. Never assume a driver sees you.

    Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
  • 8. Be visible at all times.

    Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.
  • 9. Driveways & Parking Lots.

    Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
  • 10. Being Impaired

    Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.

What should I do if I am involved in a pedestrian accident:

Follow the 3 C's

  • CALL 911:

    Get help and make sure you seek immediate medical attention

  • COLLECT Evidence:

    Take photos of the scene, all of the damage to the vehicles involved.

    Get contact information for any witnesses who saw the crash.

  • CALL Atlantic Injury Law: