Thousands of pedestrians are hit by automobiles every year. These accidents are devastating to everyone involved including the driver, pedestrian, and witnesses. Pedestrians are less protected more vulnerable than drivers. Faster speeds often result in serious injuries and even fatalities to the unprotected individual.
As the driver, it is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Paying attention to what is happening on and around the roadways will help you see the people near the roadways and intersections. But no matter how careful you are, you cannot always predict the movements of walkers.
Pedestrian-vehicle collisions are not always straight forward. Determining who is at fault can take time while the police and insurance companies conduct their investigations. Should you be involved in a roadway accident between your car and another person, there are certain steps you should take to protect yourself.