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St. Louis Attempting to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

The city of St. Louis is seeking applicants for a biking and pedestrian coordinator. This new position will specialize in traffic and urban planning, as well as help prevent pedestrian accidents. There have been 12 pedestrian accidents in downtown St. Louis in the past six months prompting officials to create this job. The positions responsibilities will be to handle grants, coordinate bike and pedestrian programs, and also to implement specific lanes, crosswalks, and lights for the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

Several cities around the country are exploring ways to reduce pedestrian bicycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety, there were 743 bicycle accident fatalities and 4,735 fatal pedestrian accidents in 2013. Distracted driving has been the cause of several pedestrian accidents in recent years. The advancement of technology has made it easier for Americans to multi-talk. Smartphones enable individuals to check their email, text, and get directions while being in nearly any location. A driver who's attention is on anything other than the road can cause a pedestrian accident.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek the advice of a St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney. The attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and support their clients throughout the process of the case. Our father-son law firm believes in the importance of family values and strives to build relationships with our clients. Contact us today to receive representation by a personal injury attorney with the knowledge and expertise to recover the maximum compensation for your case.

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