The Phoenix pedestrian accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., wish you and your families a fun, safe Halloween. Every year, pedestrians fill the streets of Phoenix to show off their costumes, spend time with friends, and most importantly: trick-or-treat! In fact, at least 2,000 people walked the streets Saturday night for Halloween-related festivities, according to ABC 15, and thousands more will be out on Halloween night.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to a study put out by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were 124 pedestrians killed and 1,423 injured in 2008. The majority of those killed and injured were teenagers and young adults, and most pedestrian accidents happened in urban areas like Phoenix. Interestingly, the majority of pedestrian accidents took place in clear daylight, but accidents also frequently happened at night on poorly lit streets. This should be a warning to parents who may think that allowing their children to trick-or-treat in daylight is safer.
Tips for Safe Trick-or -Treating
Parents’ greatest fears on Halloween night include having their children hit by cars. Here are some ways to avoid an Arizona child injury this Halloween:
- Walk with them as they trick-or-treat and make sure they cross streets under your supervision only. Hold their hands as they cross.
- Dress them in reflective material or attach lights to their costumes so they are more visible to motorists.
- Have them carry bright flashlights inside their candy bags and keep them on at all times.
- Trick-or-treat on quiet streets instead of busy roadways.
- Travel in large groups; trick-or-treat with friends and family members.
- Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at well-lit, designated crosswalks.
Contact a Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, the Phoenix pedestrian accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. see too many cases involving pedestrians hit by cars. If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has been helping injured pedestrians for years and can help you too. We wish you a safe Halloween. For a free consultation call (602) 457-6222.