Our blog recently discussed a Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report on fatal pedestrian accidents in the US. The report found that pedestrian accidents have increased over the past decade. WTOP recently published an article that shows some intersections in Washington DC are safer than others if you are on foot. According to the article, some of DCs most dangerous intersections are typically filled with pedestrians.
WTOP used crash data from the District Department of Transportation to create the article. The most dangerous intersections were rated based on the frequency of pedestrian crashes during 2017. Five of most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in in DC include:
- Ninth & U Streets Northwest
- Connecticut Avenue & N Street Northwest
- First Street & Union Station Plaza Northeast
- 16th Street & Kaloroma Road Northwest
- 17th & I streets Northwest
If you regularly walk near these intersections, then it is important to be extra cautious. This is especially true if you have your children with you while crossing one of these streets.
There are ways to reduce your chances of being involved in a pedestrian accident. We covered several methods in last month’s blog. However, you could still be hit by a vehicle even if you take precautionary measures to protect yourself. Like other places in the US, DC has distracted, drunk and reckless drivers.
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Pedestrian accident survivors can suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. These are injuries that can result in thousands of dollars of medical bills, time off from work, lost future income, and pain and suffering.
The Washington DC auto accident lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC have experience with pedestrian accident cases. We could help you determine whether it would be possible to seek compensation after an accident.