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Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Duty of care in Missouri pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be some of the most tragic in Missouri, especially when they could have been avoided. There is a duty of care expected from all parties involved in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident. The driver has a duty of care, the pedestrian has a duty of care and there is special duty of care by drivers for children.

How do I avoid pedestrian accidents behind the wheel?

Drivers have so many responsibilities these days on top of worrying about what other drivers around them will do. One of the most distracting issues for drivers in many states is watching out for pedestrians. Pedestrians can be difficult to see when driving and sometimes dart out in front of moving cars due to lack of attention. So, how do you avoid pedestrian accidents behind the wheel?

Risks of injury and death in being a pedestrian or bicyclist

Being a pedestrian can be hazardous to your health. Every year, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed as the result of collisions with motor vehicles. More than 65,000 pedestrians annually are injured as a result of motor vehicles crashing into them. Many of the pedestrians are children, ages 14 and under, with medical costs of over $5 billion per year resulting from their injuries.

What is being done to curb high pedestrian deaths across Missouri

In Missouri, like in many other parts of the country, pedestrian deaths are on the rise. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, nearly 10 percent of auto-related deaths involved a pedestrian last year.

Important pedestrian safety tips for drivers

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most common in Missouri, but can be avoided by all parties involved. Pedestrian safety is always a concern, and drivers can play a major role in reducing the number of pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents that occur on the roads of Missouri.

Missour issues guidelines for preventing pedestrian deaths

In 2016 alone, the Missouri Department of Transportation received reports of more than 83 pedestrian deaths resulting from being struck by cars from all across the state. That number accounts for nearly 10 percent of the entire body of fatal car crashes statewide.

6-year-old girl struck by semi in front of Macon school

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a semi Monday evening at 5:19 p.m. local time right in front of Macon Middle School on US 63, at the intersection of Missouri and Elm Streets, authorities say. The pedestrian accident happened as the school's Santa's Workshop program was concluding on the school's campus. The victim's older sister had just successfully crossed the street in advance of her younger sister when the accident occurred. Two other sisters were standing nearby and watched as the victim attempted to make it from one side of the street to the other.

How can you stay safe when walking during the holidays?

Now that Christmas and the winter holidays are near, staying safe when you're walking to your vehicle in a parking lot or walking to a nearby home is more important than ever. An accident resulting in an injury or death is devastating any time of year, but particularly so when the holidays draw near.

Who is at risk for being in a pedestrian accident in Missouri?

Imagine walking down the street, obeying all the rules of the road only to have a distracted driver collide with you in a crosswalk. This unfortunate situation is far too common, even in places like Columbia. Fortunately, those who are struck have the ability to file a claim to seek out compensation to pay for medical bills or lost wages, but that doesn't stop the core problem or reduce risk.

Fatal pedestrian accidents: Teen driver strikes 14-year-old

Too many young lives are lost on Missouri roads in crashes caused by inexperienced teenage drivers. Although these young drivers may be capable of driving safely under normal circumstances, they are often not equipped to handle emergencies. In one of many pedestrian accidents, a teenager was killed when another one lost control of the vehicle he was driving.