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Information and resources related to Garland pedestrian accidents

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

Texas and Garland 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. The study found that 1.32 pedestrians are killed in the DFW metro area per 100,000 residents each year. That’s the third worst in Texas, behind Houston and McAllen.

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

Some of the reasons that Duncanville 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 Garland?

The Federal Highway Administration has put forth a number of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Garland 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

Get information about pedestrian accidents in Garland from the city's first responders

Contact the Garland Police Department, the Garland Fire and Rescue Department, and the Texas Highway Patrol to request a copy of a traffic collision report following an injury pedestrian collision.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you will need an experienced Garland accident attorney to help

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

Most recent accident reports

Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Roadway: 
I-635
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Roadway: 
I-30
City: 
Dallas, TX