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How many pedestrians pass away in traffic accidents?

You might choose to walk for any number of reasons. For example, you may decide to walk to work because your car is in the shop. Or, perhaps you walk your children to school or simply enjoy getting some exercise. Unfortunately, some people who do these same activities lose their lives after being struck by a North Carolina driver. To make things worse, many of these pedestrian accidents never should have happened and only took place because a driver was intoxicated or failed to pay attention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that pedestrian accidents claimed more than 5,300 lives during 2015. Moreover, pedestrians have a greater likelihood of losing their lives in traffic accidents than those who ride in passenger vehicles, according to statistics. On top of the loss of life, these accidents also leave a large number of pedestrians hurt. Throughout 2015, emergency rooms took care of nearly 129,000 pedestrians who sustained injuries in an accident.

Sadly, statistics show that a pedestrian will pass away in a traffic accident once every 1.6 hours. When pedestrians are struck by vehicles, the accidents may not only cause an incredible amount of suffering on a personal level, but can also create emotional pain and financial hardships for their family members too. Even though drivers have a responsibility to watch out for everyone on the road, including pedestrians, many fail to follow traffic safety laws and use common sense. For victims of a crash, pursuing any benefits that can help with recovery is very important.

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