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Should You Take a Ride on a Public Scooter?

September 6th, 2018
  • A woman in Los Angeles broke her arm in March after falling from a scooter.
  • A woman at UCLA was knocked unconscious after being hit by a rider on a scooter.
  • A woman encountered uneven pavement on a sidewalk in Santa Monica, falling off her scooter and breaking her arm.

Riding Electric scooters

Electric scooters have been in the news recently. No, they aren’t the hottest toy this holiday season, although Razor scooters are still popular among kids. These scooters are making the Read more

Posted In: In The News, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Summer Safety Tips for North Carolina Pedestrians

June 28th, 2018

father and son crossing the road

Hot summer temperatures mean that more people are outside enjoying activities. Sports, bicycling and even walking are popular near residential areas. Driving can be more hazardous in the summer than you may imagine.

People need to be on the lookout for one another in order for everyone to stay safe. When you slip behind the wheel in Charlotte or elsewhere this summer, keep in mind that you may be seeing more people out and about and this often means altering Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Texting and Cell Phone Use

What You Can Do If Your Child Is Hit By a Vehicle

January 22nd, 2018

young girl with flowers, outsideIt is an absolute nightmare for parents to even think about their child being hit by a car, much less being involved in the situation. It’s a sad fact that children of all ages are hit by cars on a far-too-regular basis. Young ones, aged five to nine, are particularly susceptible to the danger.

Children are at a higher risk of being injured in a pedestrian versus car accident than in an automobile accident. Being hit by a vehicle is … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Teach Your Kids How To Be Safe Pedestrians

September 15th, 2017

child being a safe pedestrianBeing a pedestrian can be dangerous. That is especially true if the person walking is a child. Children do not have the same decision-making capabilities as adults and are not able to make quick, potentially life-saving decisions. If you have a young person in your home, teaching them how to be a safe pedestrian involves more than teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Here are some things you can teach your child to help keep them … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Altered Candy is Not the Biggest Concern

October 21st, 2016

parent-taking-children-trick-or-treating-at-halloweenWhen parents begin to worry about Halloween, their minds typically turn to tainted candy. Stories of pins, needles and even razor blades stuck inside the candy of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters have made the rounds for decades. These stories are rarely based in fact, and they cause parents to focus on a danger that may not be there. Unfortunately, these stories take attention away from the real danger: Cars.

There are more than 40 million trick-or-treaters that hit the pavement each … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

Volvo’s Self-Driving Car Demonstration Fails Badly

June 5th, 2015

downloadKnowing what your car can do and what it cannot do is important.  That is precisely what happened when a Volvo salesman in the Dominican Republic learned when he demonstrated a demo vehicle to a potential buyer recently.

The salesman was demonstrating a Volvo XC60 and apparently he was unaware that the vehicle had not been equipped with an optional feature known as the Pedestrian Safety System.

The $3,000 add-on option had not been installed in the dealership’s demo car … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Pedestrian Accidents

Car Jumps Curb, Injures 7

December 23rd, 2014

download (45)No one can predict when an accident will happen. It doesn’t matter whether someone is behind the wheel or an innocent bystander, being involved in an accident is always a possibility.

One accident happened in New York on West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues in the Herald Square shopping district at approximately 10:00pm recently. A car jumped the curb and hit several people before crashing into the Forever 21 store in Mid-Town New York.

Authorities say that the … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Versus Car: Who Is At Fault?

November 26th, 2014

crosswalkAccording to statistics provided by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed by vehicles each year. Greater than 70,000 pedestrians are injured by motor vehicles. You may have been led to believe that the operator of the vehicle was always at fault in these incidents, but that is not always the case.

Pedestrians Have Rights

It is true that pedestrians have rights. But they also have duties. As a pedestrian, you have the … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Pedestrian-SUV Accident on Sunset Road

September 17th, 2014

Early Saturday morning, an unnamed driver of a 2000 Ford Expedition SUV struck pedestrian Allison Carter, 42.  According to a witness, Carter was crossing Sunset Road in the dark while there was a light rain coming down.  The driver of the SUV that hit Carter called 911 and informed emergency services of the accident.  When Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers arrived, Carter was unresponsive, and still in the road in front of the Ford Expedition.  According to reports, neither alcohol nor speed … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Hit By Two Vehicles in Unmarked Crossing

April 30th, 2014

Police Car Lights via Wikimedia CommonsSometimes pedestrian accidents happen outside of a marked crossing.  You should never assume the pedestrian has responsibility in these cases because other circumstances may shift liability to the driver.

Recently, a pedestrian was hit by two vehicles while crossing Central Avenue outside of the crosswalk.  He suffered most of his injuries when hit by the first driver; however, the second driver fled the scene.  Police are still looking for the driver of that vehicle.

When interviewed, other pedestrians in the … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Pedestrian Accidents

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