The vast majority of pedestrians of all ages know how important it is to ensure they cross the road at a safe point. Sometimes there may be a crossing they can use that is designed to stop the traffic to allow them to cross safely. In other cases there might be other measures in place to assist the flow of pedestrians across a road – for example, a bridge might make the journey easier in cases where a lot of people need to cross regularly or the road is very busy.
In each case though it is still a very good idea for the pedestrian to know and understand how to cross a road safely. For example, it is important to look both ways and to be alert to the flow of traffic. This will ensure there is plenty of room and time to make the crossing.
For the most part pedestrians will complete their journeys safely each and every day. However, there are situations in which accidents can potentially occur, as we all know. If this should happen a pedestrian could potentially receive nasty injuries since they have no protection in the event of an accident of any kind.
How common are accidents involving pedestrians?
Accidents such as these can potentially and unfortunately occur quite often. In many cases they can be avoided if the parties involved were more attentive and had taken extra care. This may be the case if a pedestrian stepped out without looking, or if a driver had been travelling a little too fast and didn’t see a pedestrian. All cases are different and if there is evidence that a driver was negligent in their behaviour when involved in an accident with a pedestrian, they may be held liable for the accident itself.
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Our team is standing by to answer our free 24/7 enquiry line, so why not call now if you have experienced an accident like this in the last three years? If you have ever been hit crossing the road you will know how nasty this type of incident can be. Make sure you know where you stand today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discover whether a no win, no fee compensation claim might be possible to pursue. A quick call costs you nothing at all and you may have a lot to gain from accessing our service.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown