What are some of the more common pedestrian injuries?
A: We see all types of fall cases due to unsafe and defective conditions on someone’s property. In considering pedestrian injuries, however, most people think of injuries involving a pedestrian hit by a car or other vehicle. The most common pedestrian vs. vehicle injuries occur to pedestrians using crosswalks, sidewalks and parking lots. They typically involve the operator of a car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle looking in one direction and being unaware of a pedestrian walking into their path from a crosswalk or sidewalk.
Common examples include:
- A pedestrian using a sidewalk in front a vehicle waiting to pull out of a parking lot
- Someone walking in a crosswalk at an intersection in front of a vehicle waiting to turn right
- A shopper walking to their vehicle in a parking lot passing behind a vehicle backing out of a parking space
In each case, pedestrians should attempt to make eye contact with a driver before proceeding to make sure the driver sees them.
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