Local Pedestrian Involved Car Crashes
8/20/2019 Car Accidents John Whitfield
Several recent local auto pedestrian crashes have brought renewed media attention to a serious roadway danger: pedestrian involved car crashes. In late July, two Clarksville pedestrian involved car crashes took place, including one in which a drunk driver injured a pedestrian so badly he was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt. More recently, Tennessee employer AOC Metal Works offered a $10,000 reward for information concerning the auto pedestrian accident death of one if its employees, Kevin Ward. These three recent tragedies remind us to be extra cautious when driving in pedestrian traffic areas on our Tennessee roadways.
Since five to ten percent of roadway accident deaths in Tennessee involve pedestrians, let’s review the common causes. Pedestrian accidents happen very quickly, and are often followed by confusion over how this could happen. A few common causes are often at the core of why a pedestrian accident occurred.
- Auto Defects: Brake failures and tire blowouts due to defective automotive parts can end tragically for pedestrians in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Disobeying Traffic Laws: Whether it’s speeding or failing to yield, disobeying traffic laws can have deadly consequences for pedestrians.
- Distracted Driving: Drivers who fail to pay attention can hit pedestrians while using their cell phones.
- Drunk Driving: Drunk drivers have slower reaction times, making it more likely they will hit pedestrians.
Tennessee drivers who disregard the safety of pedestrians should be held accountable. The negligent parties and their insurance companies should pay the financial damages victims deserve.
Nashville Pedestrian Involved Car Crash Lawyers
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