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A new proposal from Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild could help to reduce the number of Tucson pedestrian collisions that happen every year, according to an article published by the Arizona Daily Star. Though the plan is not specifically aimed at reducing crashes with pedestrians, the mayor’s plan to change Congress Street into a pedestrian mall would increase foot traffic and completely eliminate vehicle traffic, except for the new streetcar system. The new plan would also provide for additional bicycle traffic, which has been a danger to cyclists with both traffic and light rail systems taking over the streets in downtown Tucson. The change could reduce the large number of news reports involving pedestrian and bicycle wrecks that happen in the downtown area annually.

Tucson Pedestrian Collisions and Statewide Crash Facts

Multiple Tucson pedestrian collisions have occurred in the downtown area and these crashes contribute heavily to the more than 1,500 accidents involving pedestrians that happen each year throughout the state, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More than 150 pedestrians are reported as killed in accidents with motor vehicles each year. Reports also indicate that around 1,255 pedestrians sustain moderate to serious injuries in car crashes annually. Roughly 72 percent of pedestrian-involved collisions that occur each year happen in urban areas like downtown Tucson. These urban incidents account for more than 70 percent of pedestrian-accident fatalities and more than 75 percent of all pedestrian injuries.

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We are closely watching the aftermath of a serious Tempe pedestrian accident that injured four people including a mother and her child on September 5, according to reports from ABC 15. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. when a car traveling down Guadalupe Road and All American Way hit another car, causing it to crash into a baby in a stroller being pushed by the mother and father. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries. The mother and baby suffered severe injuries and doctors are working around the clock to save the lives of the two.

The driver of the car that was hit sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police determined that the driver who caused the collision was not impaired at the time of the accident, but investigators have not yet determined how fast he was going at the time the crash occurred. We are deeply concerned for the mother and baby and hope that they will both make a complete recovery.

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Non-accidental Phoenix pedestrian crashes are on the rise, and we are deeply concerned for the status of a man who was purposely run over near an apartment complex on Thursday, August 16, 2012, according to reports from ABC 15 News. Eyewitness accounts indicate that the victim was screaming and running through the parking lot of the apartment complex and that a vehicle revved its engine and then chased the man down. Police reports indicated that the man was hit hard enough to fly more than 30 feet away from the location of the impact. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, though the driver of the vehicle may have believed the victim to be dead. We are thinking of the victim and truly hope that he is able to recover from his injuries.

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As experienced Peoria traffic accident attorneys, we were dismayed at news of a pedestrian collision reported by ABC 15. According to news reports, the 16-year-old boy was crossing the street in front of Sunrise High School at the intersection of 83rd Avenue and Lake Pleasant Road just after school let out on Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle. The young man was knocked to the ground and suffered multiple serious injuries, including a head wound. He was transported to the hospital for treatment via helicopter following the Peoria pedestrian accident. Initial reports indicate that the driver remained on the scene until emergency crews and police arrived. There has been no word on whether the driver will receive a citation. Our thoughts are with the teenager who was hit and his family and we hope that they are all doing well.

Peoria Traffic Accident Statistics

Each Peoria traffic accident contributes to the more 2,200 crashes in the city reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) every year. Approximately 960 people are reported hurt in car wrecks in Peoria every year, many of them pedestrians. Throughout the state, pedestrians are injured or killed in just shy of 1,500 crashes each year, according to the most recent statistical data. Pedestrians can reduce their own risk of being struck by a car by checking both ways before crossing the street, even at four-way stops and stoplights. Drivers can also help to reduce the risk of pedestrian-involved crashes by looking across both crosswalks at intersections and stop signs.

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As Kingman auto accident attorneys with years of experience handling pedestrian injury cases, we were upset by news of a crash involving a two-year-old girl on May 20, according to The Kingman Daily Miner. The crash happened around 7 p.m. when a car driving on 1800 block of Davis Avenue struck a two-year-old child in the street. Reports indicate that the little girl ran out into the road and the driver tried to stop but was unable to avoid hitting the little girl. The car was not going very fast through the neighborhood, which may have helped to limit the seriousness of the injuries sustained in the collision.

When police arrived on the scene, the parents of the little girl had already taken her to a hospital for treatment. Reports indicate that the girl suffered moderate injuries including severe road burns and at least one broken tooth. According to reports, police did not issue the driver a citation.

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As experienced Laveen car wreck attorneys, we are deeply distraught at news reports on Fox 10 News of an accident involving a child on Friday, April 27th, 2012. The accident happened on Friday morning when a car travelling down 55th Avenue hit a child crossing the street at Baseline Road. The child was rushed to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Initial reports did not indicate the status of the child at the incident or after arrival at the hospital. However, reports have indicated that the vehicle that struck the child suffered serious damage to its windshield. Part of the road near the intersection was closed for several hours while police cleared the scene and investigated the crash. Our hearts are with the family of the child who was struck and we are wishing him a swift recovery. This is truly a tragic accident.

Laveen Car Wreck Statistics

A Laveen car wreck is an uncommon occurrence and most accidents in the Phoenix metro happen in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that more than 29,000 car crashes occur in Phoenix each year. Car accidents that happen in smaller cities like Laveen are reported in the Maricopa County numbers, which amount to just over 5,200 each year. However, these crashes rival those that occur in Phoenix. Reports indicate that nearly 32 percent of collisions that occur in cities like Laveen result in injuries, a number almost identical to crashes reported in Phoenix, though the larger city experiences a substantially lower rate of injury accidents.

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AZ Pedestrian LawsThe recent rise in the number of Arizona pedestrian accidents is alarming and as Chandler pedestrian accident attorneys with more than 30 years combined experience, the legal team at Breyer Law, P.C. is deeply concerned for the safety of both pedestrians and drivers. There are multiple Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) aimed at the protection of pedestrians walking on sidewalks, crossing at crosswalks, and sharing road space with motorists.

ARS 28-645 prescribes rules for vehicles to yield the right of way to pedestrians when they make a right turn or left turn at a stop light or other intersection, four-way stop, or any other situation. ARS 28-793, on the other hand, outlines laws pertaining to pedestrians and the situations in which they must yield to cars; for instance, in cases where no crosswalk is present, pedestrians are required by law to yield to cars. In addition to the listed statutes, multiple other statutes exist for the sole purpose of protecting both drivers and pedestrians from unnecessary collisions.

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As Tucson car accident attorneys, we are deeply saddened by the number of pedestrian collisions that end in tragedy, including the crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on March 7, according to Tucson News Now. The collision occurred on East Broadway Boulevard when a man exited the back of a bus and stepped out on the right turn lane of the street where he was struck by a van. The man was transported from the scene of the crash to the hospital to be treated for his injuries where he later died. The crash caused all northbound lanes in the area to be closed for over two hours during the investigation and accident cleanup. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim in this fatal pedestrian accident.

Tucson Car Accident Stats

Each year, Tucson car accidents result in the injury or death of more than 3,600 people, occurring to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Throughout the state of Arizona, reports indicate that nearly 11 percent of all collisions which involve a pedestrian result in the death of the person hit by the motor vehicle. But this does not indicate that Arizona pedestrian collisions are not serious. In fact, nearly 82 percent of all collisions involving a pedestrian result in severe injuries, leaving only seven percent of pedestrian crashes that cause no reported injuries.

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As Tempe car accident attorneys, we know how serious car crashes involving pedestrians can be, and we were deeply concerned for the welfare of the pedestrian hit in a collision on Saturday, March 3, 2012, according to ABC 15. The Arizona pedestrian collision occurred when a pickup truck hit a student crossing the street near McClintock High School. The student, who was crossing against the light, fell onto the sidewalk and sustained serious injuries from the impact. The students were on their way to a carwash at the high school to raise money for the dance team. It has been reported that the pedestrian should make a full recovery. Police have reported that the driver did not seem to be impaired in any way. Our thoughts are with the families of those involved in this crash and we wish everyone a speedy emotional and physical recovery.

Tips to Avoid a Tempe Car Accident with a Pedestrian

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that this Tempe car accident is one of nearly 1,250 pedestrian incidents that cause injuries in Arizona each year. Nearly 160 pedestrian collisions result in death. There are some things that you can do to avoid finding yourself in a similar situation. As a driver, be aware of your surroundings and of all pedestrians. This is especially important in areas near parks and schools where children are likely to be playing.

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As experienced Scottsdale pedestrian accident attorneys, we were deeply saddened to hear of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Saturday, March 10, 2012, according to AZ Family. The collision occurred when a woman crossing the street at Osborn Road and Scottsdale Road was struck by a pickup truck making a left hand turn at the light. The driver was not hurt in the crash, and police determined that he was not impaired at the time of the accident. The pedestrian died at the scene.

What Causes Scottsdale Car Accidents with Pedestrians?

Scottsdale car accidents with pedestrians, like most pedestrian crashes in Arizona, usually end in either death or serious injury. In 2010, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported 1,449 pedestrian crashes. Of these crashes, 156 were fatal and 1,178 others were reported to have caused serious injuries. This means that more than 93 percent of all car crashes involving pedestrians result in either serious injury or death. Reducing your risk of being involved in a pedestrian crash is up to you; always yield to pedestrians when making a left or right turn, and watch out for pedestrians illegally entering the crossways as well.

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