Tucson Pedestrian Accidents On the Rise
Tucson is a city that's always been filled with pedestrians, and those who choose to transport themselves on foot generally enjoy several benefits from doing so. However, walking and sharing roads with moving traffic also comes with risks, and if recent trends regarding Tucson pedestrian accidents are any indication, those risks are getting more and more pronounced for several reasons. The number of Tucson pedestrian accidents has risen sharply in recent months, and officials are growing increasingly concerned.
Since September 1st alone, there have been a total of 66 Tucson pedestrian accidents, and four people have been killed as a result. These numbers are higher than those which were recorded during the same time period in 2009, when there were a total of 57 Tucson pedestrian accidents that led to one fatality. Officials are attempting to understand why this number is rising, and several theories have been advanced. One that's gaining notice is the presence of blinking red lights at intersections, which seem to cause some confusion among both pedestrians and motorists.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
We certainly hope that those who are charged with keeping Tucson traffic in general as safe as possible can identify a cause to this growing problem and find solutions that minimize these accidents. In addition, each of these Tucson pedestrian accidents ultimately become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such accidents occur, and they lead to more than 1,400 injuries and to more than 120 fatalities.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
While some of these collisions are the fault of pedestrians who do not use crosswalks or who cross against traffic signals, those who have been harmed by negligent motorists generally have legal rights that include the filing of an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed by an injured pedestrian and it's successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates that injured person for medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in this type of collision, you need to seek the help of Arizona pedestrian accident lawyers who have been holding negligent drivers accountable for the damages they have caused for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.