When you’re on foot and walking along the highway, you’re in danger, plain and simple. As a pedestrian, you have practically no protection against the vehicles that are whizzing by you, and when an accident does occur, you can almost always guarantee as a pedestrian you’ll be injured… or worse.
You only have to look back a week to see how terrifying a pedestrian accident can be. Right here in Colorado Springs a man nearly lost his life after being struck by a truck last weekend. The man was attempting to cross Interstate 25 near the W. Cimarron Street ramp when he was hit. He suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital.
As accident lawyers in Colorado Springs we can’t stress enough how dangerous it is to try and cross a busy highway like I-25. We want you to be safe when walking around Southern Colorado. Here are some ways you can do just that:
- Always try and cross at designated intersections with well-lit crosswalks and signals.
- If you have to walk at night, do everything you can to stay visible. Take a flash light and wear light-colored or reflective clothing.
- Always try to walk on the sidewalk. If one isn’t available, walk on the shoulder and always facing traffic.
- Try not to be out walking while intoxicated. In many deadly accidents, the pedestrians were legally drunk.
Be safe as a pedestrian and take care of our pedestrians if you’re a motorist. Also, watch after your children and the elderly. Around 1 out of 4 deadly traffic accidents involving children under the age of 14 lead to pedestrian deaths, and the chance of being involved in a deadly pedestrian accident actually increases with age.
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Heuser & Heuser are here to take care of accident victims whether in a car or on their feet. Contact our Colorado Springs accident attorneys to learn more.