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
It 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.
Being 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
When 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
Knowing 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
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.
According 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
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
Sometimes 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
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