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The Denver Post reported an accident where an RTD Bus hit a pedestrian. The bus that hit him was the 15 Limited and was turning left from southbound Broadway onto East Colfax Ave. The eyewitness said that he was an arm’s reach away from the man when the accident happened. The witness said that the man had waited for a car in front of the bus to pass, then he stepped out in front of the on coming RTD Bus. The witness insisted that the pedestrian stepped out in front of the bus on purpose. The driver of the bus was shocked but not injured. The man was rushed to a hospital but no other details about his injuries have been released.
Have you been injured in a public transportation accident? Contact a Denver public transportation accident lawyer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010, over 4,000 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian-car collisions. Over 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2010. This means that a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes in 2010. The most common time for pedestrian-car accidents to occur is during the nighttime, over 68% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at night. Most people are out enjoying the weather on nice days in Colorado. That coincidentally is when over 80% of pedestrian fatalities occurred. Almost three-fourths of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting. This means that the highest chance you have of being in a pedestrian-car accident is when in cities on a clear sunny day. It is important as a pedestrian to decrease your chances of being hit by obeying the pedestrian laws and crossing signals. However, children 15 and young accounted for 7% of the pedestrians killed by motor vehicles. As a driver it is important to always check for pedestrians in blind spots and in crosswalks. There were over 51,000 accidents that involved buses in 2005 according to National Transportation Statistics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that commercial vehicles accidents accounted for nearly 5,000 fatalities in in 2006.If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian-car accident contacting Denver public transportation accident lawyer John Fuller can help you. A dedicated lawyer will ensure that you get the medical care you require and help you recover financial compensation. When you are a pedestrian you are exposed to more elements. Unlike the driver in a car, a pedestrian has less protection from a collision. If you have been injured in a pedestrian-car accident it is important to seek medical attention immediately, but also important to look for signs of injury well after the accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Contacting an accident lawyer will help ensure that all the medical care you require will be done and that your rights are protected. When involved in a public transportation accident the statute of limitations may be significantly shorter, meaning that you have less time to act. Seeking financial compensation for injuries after being hit by a car is important. The medical bills, lost wages, and the possibility of having life-altering injuries can cause a need to be financially compensated. Call John Fuller today for A FREE Injury Case Consultation (303) 597-4500.