Pedestrian Accidents Claim Lives Over Weekend
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Everyone walking on or near a roadway is a pedestrian. The CDC reported
that in 2013, 19% of all pedestrian deaths were sixty-five years and older.
Death for pedestrians 14 and younger was one out of every five. Statistically
speaking, these are the two groups most at risk. The total number of pedestrians
killed that year was 4,735 in the United States. That equates to one crash-related
pedestrian death approximately every two hours.
The greatest cause for pedestrians being killed by a driver is alcohol.
It holds a tremendous responsibility of 49%. Additional risk factors can
be drivers driving at an increased speed, non-intersection areas, and
Just over this past weekend, two
pedestrians were killed in Virginia Beach, VA in separate crashes. One victim, a 14-year-old
Jericho Robison, was struck and killed at an intersection while returning
home after a day of skateboarding and biking with friends. The second,
a man hit at another intersection approx. 3:50 a.m. Sunday. The cause
of both accidents has not been made public and likely the police are conducting
a further investigation into both cases.
Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC understand the importance of an investigation.
Our extensive resources allow our attorneys to stand by you confidently
throughout the entire process of your claim, gathering the necessary evidence
and negotiating the value of your claim. We can even take your case to
court if necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have experienced a pedestrian injury, please
call one of our St. Louis personal injury attorneys we firmly believe in taking
care of our clients from beginning to end.