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Information and resources related to Plano pedestrian accidents

Comprehensive Information and Legal Options for Plano, TX Pedestrian Accident Victims

Texas and Plano have one of the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the nation

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). The North Central Texas Council of Governments has put together a map with the locations of all of the Collin County pedestrian accidents between 2011 and 2015, which gives a real understanding of the dangers faced by Plano pedestrians. 

What are some causes of the high number of Plano pedestrian injuries and fatalities?

Some of the main causes of Plano pedestrians collisions include:

  • Distracted driving.
  • Speeding.
  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks.
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals.
  • Failing to signal while turning.
  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in Plano?

The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Plano and across the nation. The recommendations include improved and expanded:

Pavement markings

Existing sidewalks

Push buttons and pedestrian signals

Turning islands

School crossing guards

Street lighting

Medians

If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need a great Plano accident attorney to help

No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Plano, pedestrian accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious crash happens, often someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury pedestrian accident happens, or when a fatality occurs, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Plano pedestrian accident lawyer

Most recent accident reports

Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2019
Roadway: 
I-30
City: 
Dallas, TX