Unfortunately, each year, thousands of people in the United States are injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. Recently, the National Complete Streets Coalition released a safety study examining the issue.
According to the coalition, there were more than 47,000 pedestrian accident fatalities in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012. Additionally, an estimated 676,000 suffered personal injuries, which included traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones.
Nationally, according to the organization, pedestrian fatalities represented 12.3 percent of all vehicle related deaths during the 2003-12 period.
Sadly, on July 27, a man in Vineland was struck and killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. According to the Press of Atlantic City, the accident occurred on the 1000 block of West Landis Avenue around 8:45 p.m.
The victim was reportedly crossing West Landis Avenue near its intersection with Delsea Drive, also known as Route 47, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west on West Landis Avenue.
The accident remains under investigation. Authorities are still trying to determine who drove the vehicle.
What Should I Do If a Person Hits Me While I am Walking?
We serve clients nationwide, many of whom were visiting the Atlantic City area when their accidents occur. Keep in mind, because of the number of tourists and foot traffic in the city, there is a higher probability of pedestrian accidents happening.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you should contact our attorneys immediately. We can investigate your case and hold the driver who hit you accountable for his or her recklessness. For more information, contact us today.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.– Atlantic City Injury Attorneys
Targan Talk: 4,743 people died in pedestrian accidents nationally in 2012.