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.