In Colorado Springs The Gazette reported another fatal hit-and-run at a specific intersection. This will be the fourth hit-and-run occurring at this specific intersection. The man hit was identified and his name was released. He was 23-years-old. The car that hit him was not identified nor the driver. Police are still searching for the young man’s killer.
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010 pedestrian fatalities accounted for over 13% of all fatalities caused by cars. It is important to know that alcohol involved in either the pedestrian or the driver over 47% of all fatal pedestrian accidents. Most fatal pedestrian accidents occur between 8 p.m. And 11:59 p.m. It is very important as a pedestrian to remember that cars are very powerful. The NHTSA reminds all pedestrians to keep to designated crosswalks, obey traffic signals and be aware when crossing a street. It is especially important for parents of young children to teach their children the dangers of a car early on. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 children who died in car accidents were pedestrians. Children tend not to recognize the power of a car because they are not experienced in driving and familiar with the power of a car.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident it is important to contact a dedicated car accident attorney who is an experienced personal injury lawyer. Not only will a dedicated lawyer help recover financial compensation that your family needs to recover from debt you may have accumulated while your loved one was being cared for in the hospital. An experienced lawyer can help bring justice and closure to your loss. By contacting a lawyer immediately it allows them an opportunity to investigate the accident and find details of who is accountable. Simply said hiring a lawyer now can benefit your families recovery process. Contact a car accident attorney today for a free consultation. Learn what you deserve for your loss.