As a pedestrian there are constantly things around you that threaten your safety. There are vehicles, constructions zones, and other dangers that might cause an accident that could leave you injured. If you’re lucky, there are enough sidewalks and crosswalks in the area you’re traveling through, but there are also things you have to do for yourself to stay safe.
First off, you need to make sure that you’re seen. Walk against traffic and always wear bright colored clothes. You also need to obey every traffic sign and law. Another thing you have to do is, and this one is incredibly important, you need to make sure that you’re not distracted. You have to make sure that you’re alert and aware of everything going on around you. A pedestrian in Colorado Springs was walking around while distracted last week, and it almost cost him his life.
The man was wearing headphones, lost in his own world, as he walked toward railroad tracks near America the Beautiful Park. He may have had the music too loud because a train was approaching and he couldn’t hear it despite the train blasting its horn. Others near the man were yelling and trying to get his attention but nothing worked. The man walked right into the path of the train.
He was struck by the train and suffered serious injuries including a head injury. An investigation has been launched into the incident, but it doesn’t seem like any criminal activity was involved. It may have simply been a case of distraction and carelessness. As injury lawyers in Colorado Springs, we can’t stress enough how important it is to be fully alert as a pedestrian on our streets.
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Source. KKTV.com, ‘http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Man-Hit-by-Train-262052561.html,’ Danielle Kreutter, June 06, 2014.