There Has Been A Spike In Pedestrian Accidents In 2013

There has been a spike in pedestrian accidents in 2013, according to 9 News. Over the first 8 weeks of the year, auto-pedestrian collisions have been up 48% from previous years, a statistic which gives the Denver Police significant cause for concern. Compounding that concern is that there were more fatal hit-and-run accidents in Denver in 2012 than there were in 2009, 2010, and 2011 combined. The chief of staff for Denver’s police chief has stated that rather than simply being a police problem, this has become a whole city problem. Enforcement may need to be stepped up, according to the Chief’s office. The city is working on an education campaign to ensure that the public is aware of the danger.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident? Contact a dedicated Colorado pedestrian accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options.

Every year, about 5,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed in traffic accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians and cyclists, unprotected in motor vehicles, represent roughly one sixth of all traffic fatalities in the country. Beyond the problem of fatalities, many pedestrians and bicyclists suffer more severe injuries than the people protected by the safety systems of cars and trucks. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, and major broken bones can result in extended hospital stays, as well as ongoing medical care stretching months or even years into the future. This medical care can become extremely expensive extremely quickly. In many cases, this can result in financial hardship tha

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