On Friday night, two pedestrian accidents occurred in Colorado Springs within minutes of one another. At around 6:44 p.m. an individual was struck attempting to cross Fountain near Chelton. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The second pedestrian accident happened at around 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of East Saint Elmo and Nevada, and that individual suffered a broken leg. Both accidents are under investigation and police believe the pedestrians were intoxicated.
Pedestrian safety is stressed to all individuals that choose to commute or exercise via walking. A pedestrian has an obvious smaller presence on the roadways compared to a motor vehicle, making their visibility difficult. All pedestrians should focus on making themselves as visible as possible by wearing reflective clothing, walking in well-lit areas, and using sidewalks and crosswalks when available. However, a pedestrian accident can involve the safest person because often a driver causes the accident. Distracted driving is responsible for the majority of all pedestrian accidents and can be easily prevented. Cell phones have caused drivers to lose focus on their surroundings by texting, calling, checking email, or viewing social media. Despite lawmakers attempts to restrict drivers from operating their vehicle while using a cell phone, thousands of people continue to ignore these laws causing auto accidents.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, it is important to contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. Our law firm is a father-son team that prioritizes family values. We work hard to provide you with the justice you deserve when another party has caused you suffering. We have recovered more than $350 million in compensation and will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.