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Information and resources related to Wylie pedestrian accidents

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

Texas and Wylie 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 Wylie pedestrians. 

Get information from the Wylie first responders after a pedestrian accident

When someone is injured or killed in a pedestrian collision, contact the Wylie Police Department, the Wylie Fire and Rescue Department, the Texas Highway Patrol to request copies of any reports regarding the incident.

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

Some of the main causes of Wylie 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 Wylie?

The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Wylie 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 Wylie accident attorney to help

No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around Wylie, 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 Wylie pedestrian accident lawyer

Most recent accident reports

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