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When walking at night it is always important to be hyper aware of other vehicles on the road. Many times you may see a car before they see you. 9News reported that a man crossing a dark street was struck and killed in Grand Junction. The police report from the Colorado State Patrol stated the man was hit by a man driving a Chevrolet Uplander van eastbound on Broadway. The driver of the van was headed toward Greenwood Drive when he struck the older gentleman. The pedestrian was crossing Broadway when the incident occured. The area where the man was hit was a designated crossing area but it was not a lit crosswalk which is why the van driver was unable to spot the man in the street. The 73-year-old driver of the van remained on scene. The accident is still under investigation. It is yet to be determined if the driver of the van will face any charges. Both the driver and the victim are from Grand Junction and were familiar with the area.
Have you lost a loved one in a car-pedestrian accident caused by a drivers negligent behavior? Contact a Denver pedestrian accident attorney.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed when involved in car collisions. The NHTSA also reported that an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian.
This is a serious issue in Colorado. Many of our states citizens enjoy being outside and enjoying the nature around. A pedestrian is defined as a person involved in a motor vehicle accident that is walking, jogging, riding a bike, laying down, hiking, etc. when they are hit. This creates a lot of concern. When citizens are enjoying outdoor activities such as bike rides they are exposed to the elements that makes them very vulnerable to serious injury if in a car-pedestrian collision.
The NHTSA reported that over 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur in an urban setting. Nearly 80% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at non-intersections of streets versus at marked intersections. Almost of crossing streets. Almost 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur during clear/cloudy weather days, and almost 70% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at nighttime. Looking at these statistics this makes sense. For example when it is nice out more people are outside enjoying the weather. It is important to always pay attention when a pedestrian.
If you lost a loved one recently in a vehicle accident it is important to know that seeking an attorney could help you and your family recover financial compensation for your loss. However, before contacting a Denver pedestrian accident attorney it is important to remember that no amount of money will bring back your loved one. Denver pedestrian accident attorney John Fuller understands that loosing a loved one can very hard on a family. He would be happy to have the opportunity to help you and your family hold the negligent driver financially accountable for any lost wages, funeral costs and pain and suffering. Seeking a compassionate attorney who understands the pain of loosing a loved one is important in this fragile time for you and your family. Contact John Fuller today for a free case consultation to see how much you and your family are entitled to at (303) 597-4500.
According to the Greeley Tribune, 2 people were killed on Monday, May 31, 2010 when a pickup truck attempted to pass traffic on Colorado 392. The pickup truck hit another vehicle head-on and instantly killed both the driver and the passenger in that vehicle. The driver of the pickup truck was flown immediately to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. As of now, the identities of the victims has not been released.
A head-on collision or frontal car crash is one of the most deadly car accidents due to the speed at which the vehicles are traveling. During a frontal crash, drivers usually have very little time to react, and as a result, collide at extremely dangerous speeds. According to recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “54% of passenger vehicle occupant fatalities occurred in vehicles that sustained frontal damage.”
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a head on collision, it is important to have an experienced and veteran Denver car accident injury attorney on your side. Head-on collisions can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries that can result in permanent disabilities. If your head-on car accident was the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Don’t delay—contact Denver Colorado lawyer John Fuller for a free automobile accident case evaluation. Call (303) 597-4500 today.
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