Walking is a choice. It is typically a choice that helps you and the environment. If you have the ability to walk to work or school then you should. Walking every day makes you a healthier person and it helps reduce pollution and traffic. However, when you are walking in busy city streets you need to be extra careful. Distracted drivers are everywhere. Instead of paying attention to their surroundings, drivers are playing with their phones, changing the radio, eating, or something other than paying attention to the road. When a driver is distracted they are not paying attention to their surrounding which means they are not paying attention to you.
The Walk Score is a site that evaluates towns and cities and tells you the walkability of that town or city. Walking scores tell you how close amenities as well as the safety of walking. Cities with high walkability mean that they have amenities that are very accessible to walkers. It also means that people can easily walk around the city. Phoenix has a walkability score of 41 out of 100. This low score suggests that walking isn’t the most ideal thing to do in the city, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. This kind of score should tell you that you may have to be extra careful and attentive when walking as drivers may not be careful.
If you live in a city with a high walking score then it is safe to say that drivers are more apt to look out for pedestrians because they are used to seeing them often. Phoenix is a different story. It is extra important to make sure that as a pedestrian in an intersection you make eye contact with drivers to validate each other’s existence. If you can see each other then you are acknowledging each other and less likely to accidentally hurt each other. We do not know the exact details of what happened at the intersection of 29th and Southern Ave, but we do know that it is a dangerous intersection that needs attention.
Near Christmas 2018 a pedestrian crossing 29th and Southern Ave when they were hit by a car. The pedestrian had to be sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The type of injuries that can happen when hit by a car has a lot to do with brain, neck, or back. Thankfully the driver who hit the person stayed at the incident. A few weeks prior to this incident, another pedestrian was struck but died due to injuries and the driver committed a hit and run.
What To Do
If you or someone you love suffered injuries, superficial or fatal, then you deserve to be compensated for the injuries you suffered. Pedestrian Accident Attorneys act as a strong advocate for you and will ensure that you are getting fairly compensated for the injuries you suffered. Call 602-554-0006 or click here to start your journey to success with our professional attorneys at Lorona Mead in Phoenix today.