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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

Cumming Georgia Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle

Calling An Ambulance After Road AccidentOn December 18, 2015, a male pedestrian was struck [1] by a car while trying to cross the road in west Forsyth County.  The man was walking across Post Read near Notting Hill Drive when he sustained severe injuries and was taken to a local area hospital in critical condition.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration [2] defines a pedestrian as any person on foot that is walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting or lying down who is involved in a moving vehicle traffic crash.  Pedestrians travel on foot for a variety of reasons.  While the majority of pedestrian traffic may occur away from the roadway system, there are many instances where pedestrians share space with motor vehicles, crossing roads or traveling along the side of roads.  The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provides that in 2013 there were 176 pedestrian fatalities [3] in the State of Georgia.

Pedestrians tend to suffer serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle including:

  • Brain injuries – concussions and traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones – fractures to the tibia, fibula and femur (leg bones), ribs, arms, hips and pelvis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – temporary or permanent paralysis
  • Neck and Back Injuries – whiplash and herniated disks

 

Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

There are many steps that a pedestrian can take to try and avoid being struck by a vehicle and staying safe while traveling on foot:

– Walk in groups for better visibility
– Where possible, walk on the sidewalk
– Before crossing a street, look in both directions and all around.  Then repeat before entering the road.
– Avoid walking in the dark or in bad weather.  If you must walk in darkened conditions, be sure to wear brightly colored clothing so that you can be seen by drivers.

If you have been involved in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.  It is also important to speak to a pedestrian-vehicle accident attorney in Cumming, Georgia, who can discuss the specifics of your case and best protect your rights.

References:

[1] http://patch.com/georgia/cumming/man-struck-car-critical-condition-0
[2] http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812124.pdf
[3] http://www.ghsa.org/html/files/pubs/spotlights/spotlight_ped2014.pdf

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