Pedestrian-Involved Auto Accidents
June 19, 2017
This past Sunday night a pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Carlisle and Montgomery. Pedestrian-involved auto accidents are all-too-common in the ABQ metro area. Many major intersections are the scenes of pedestrian-involved auto accidents for which multiple factors may be involved: 1) Driver inattention and/or speed; 2) Pedestrian error; 3) Unsafe driving conditions such as low light, snow or rainfall causing decreased visibility. While all factors may be involved in a single accident, it is important to remember that pedestrian safety is a 2-way street.
Some basic tips on pedestrian safety:
- Don’t assume that drivers will see you or obey crosswalk laws, speed limits or traffic signals.
- Avoid being distracted by your cellphone or listening to music while crossing the street.
- Wear light colored or reflective clothing when walking at night.
Whether on foot or in a vehicle, remember to be alert at all times.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a pedestrian-involved auto accident, contact our office for a free consultation.