Law Office ofPaul Englander, PLC
Free Initial Consultation
888.336.4521 602.266.7986

Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Arizona are Vulnerable to Suffering Serious Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics state that in 2012 over 4,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. Another 76,000 were injured.

The CDC data indicates that this amounts to one crash related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes.

Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip, according to the CDC.

The most vulnerable victims of pedestrian injuries and deaths include those ages 65 and older.

More than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.

Arizona traffic laws protect pedestrians and bicyclists however collisions still occur. Drivers are sometimes distracted, and run stop signs or red lights. Motorists who make right or left turns sometimes do not pay proper attention to pedestrians and bicyclists. For example, a collision that is not uncommon is when a driver is pulling out of a driveway, to turn right, and the driver looks left, and turns, without noticing an oncoming pedestrian or a bicyclist on the sidewalk.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get answers to your questionsEmail us to request more information or schedule an appointment.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

1440 E Missouri Ave
Suite 265
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-266-7986
Phone: 602-320-4378
Fax: 602-266-9134
Map & Directions

After Hours & Weekends:
(602) 320-4378