What Are The Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Many reported pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to yield or take proper precautions in crosswalks and other high traffic areas. These situations include:

Inattention: A failure by drivers to check for pedestrians in crosswalks prior to driving through them.

Unmarked Crosswalks: Intersections are a hotspot for pedestrian accidents---especially if there is not a clearly marked crosswalk which is synced to a traffic signal.

Left-Hand Turns: Three times as many people get hit by cars turning left than by cars turning right because both parties are looking elsewhere: The drivers are busy negotiating the intersection and street-crossers are looking straight ahead.

Right on Red: Motorists that are turning right at a right light often fail to make a complete stop and fail to see pedestrians. 

Dark Clothes: Nearly 50 percent of all pedestrian accidents happen on the weekends and 70 percent happen at night.

Turning: Drivers choosing to make turns without paying attention to their surroundings.