Drivers and Pedestrians Need to be More Aware to Avoid Accidents
In September of 1997, the Canadian Olympic judo team hopeful and eight grade teacher, was riding his motorcycle to work when he was struck by a driver who failed to check for oncoming traffic. After numerous surgeries and two weeks in a coma, he woke up confused and battered. What followed was a full year of hospitalization and painful rehabilitation.
But he believes he came back to serve a purpose. "I came back to give people a message," said Aquan-Assee, who's since written two books about being a brain injury survivor. "My message is that you have to stay safe, and that means to be visible.”
Visibility is the number one key in avoiding most pedestrian collisions. Experts suggest wearing bright clothing and only cross streets at signals and well-lit intersections.
The winter months makes pedestrian safety worse. The season provides dark roads and hazardous road conditions. A driver’s visibility is reduced up to 50-60% at night while it’s snowing. When pedestrians are covered up with hoods and ear muffs, they are reducing their senses and the miscommunication at an intersection is what causes 85% of the traffic accidents.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a pedestrian accident as a result of the negligence of another, please contact our attorneysfor legal assistance immediately. Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys is experienced in helping those who have been hurt as a result of others. We will aggressively seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. We even offer a free initial consultation. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you at the hospital or at your home. Contact the attorneys of Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today by calling 816-471-5111.