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Texas and DeSoto 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). In 2014 there were 54 pedestrians killed within Dallas County. In more recent findings, the Dallas area ranked #25 in the nation for pedestrian deaths.
What are some causes of the high number of DeSoto pedestrian injuries and fatalities?
Some of the reasons that DeSoto is dangerous for pedestrians include:
- The sidewalks are narrow;
- The environment is dominated by motor vehicles;
- Street corners are rounded, which enable vehicle to drive more quickly through right turns;
- Intersections tend to be very wide and require longer passage time for pedestrians.
What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in DeSoto?
The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in DeSoto and across the nation. The recommendations include improved and expanded:
Push buttons and pedestrian signals
School Crossing Guards
After a pedestrian collision, get information from the DeSoto first responders
When someone has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, the DeSoto Police Department, the DeSoto Fire and Rescue Department, and the Texas Highway Patrol will create collision reports for accidents they respond to. Contact them to request a copy.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need an experienced DeSoto accident attorney to help
No matter how much we improve the infrastructure and roadways around DeSoto, 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 DeSoto pedestrian accident lawyer.
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