Avoid Surprise Pedestrian Accidents: Meeting Addresses Crosswalk Concerns

pedestrians-557261.jpgAs Surprise pedestrian accident attorneys, we were happy to learn that the city of Surprise will hold a meeting on November 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dysart Education Center to address some concerns regarding the city’s sidewalks and crosswalks, according to a news report from AZ Central.

Pedestrian Safety Meeting Information

The Dysart Education Center is located at 15802 N. Parkview Place. Residents and city officials will gather to discuss ways to make the city more accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists, including building more sidewalks and crosswalks. Residents are encouraged to come and participate in the meeting, including expressing their concerns and input.

Surprise Pedestrian Accident Statistics

There was one fatal Surprise pedestrian accident in 2009, according to City-Data.com. There was also one motorist killed in a car accident. In Arizona as a whole, there were 1,449 pedestrian accidents in 2010, resulting in 155 pedestrians killed and 1,236 pedestrians injured. The majority of Arizona pedestrian accidents occurred when pedestrians were crossing a road without a crosswalk. Nearly all of the pedestrians killed or injured were not under the influence of alcohol, and most of the pedestrian accidents occurred in broad daylight.

Contact a Surprise Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

As pedestrian accident lawyers, we commend the city of Surprise for taking steps to protect its residents from pedestrian accidents. However, we also know that no matter how safe the city is or how many precautions the pedestrian takes, pedestrian accident still happen. If you or a loved one is injured in a Surprise pedestrian accident, contact us, the Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., to investigate your case. We will work to make sure you receive the best possible medical care and hold the at-fault driver responsible for your medical expenses, lost wages, damages, and more. Contact us today for a free initial consultation at (623) 455-6603.

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