A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shown that pedestrian injuries and deaths are on the rise. As exhibited in the photo attached to the St. Louis Post Dispatch story regarding this study, it might be because of inattention, both by drivers and pedestrians. Cellphone use has made distracted driving an every day occurrence. It comes as no surprise that as cellphone use while driving (or walking) increases, so too will crashes and injuries.
Please, do not use a cellphone while you drive. If you must, use a bluetooth headset or other device so that you can remain attentive and keep your eyes on the road. Watch for pedestrians when you are driving, and if you are a pedestrian, know your rights and responsibilities!
If you or someone you know has been injured being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, give us a call and let us know if we can help!