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Texas, Allen, and Collin County have one of the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the country
It was recently reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that Texas has the second highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation. Among all states, pedestrian fatalities were highest in California (612), followed by Texas (478) and Florida (476). In 2016 there were 725 pedestrians killed in Texas. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 21 pedestrian fatalities and 300 pedestrian injuries in Collin County.
What are some causes of Allen pedestrian injuries and fatalities?
Some of the reasons that Allen is dangerous for pedestrians include:
- Narrow sidewalks;
- The urban environment is dominated by motor vehicles;
- Intersections tend to be very wide and require longer passage time for pedestrians;
- Many Allen drivers engage in distracted driving behaviors.
What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Allen?
The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Frisco and across the nation. The recommendations include improved and expanded:
Push buttons and pedestrian signals
School Crossing Guards
If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need a great Allen accident attorney to help
No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Allen, pedestrian accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious pedestrian injury occurs, sometimes someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury pedestrian accident happens, or when someone is killed in a pedestrian collision, it is important to get assistance from an experienced Allen pedestrian accident lawyer.
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