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Information and resources related to pedestrian accidents in The Colony

Comprehensive Information and Legal Options for Pedestrian Accident Victims in The Colony

Texas and The Colony 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). 

What are some causes of pedestrian injuries and fatalities in The Colony?

Some of the reasons that The Colony 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;
  • Poor pedestrian passageways between neighborhoods.

 

What is being done to improve pedestrian safety in The Colony?

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

After a serious or fatal pedestrian accident, get information from The Colony first responders

When someone has been injured or killed in a pedestrian collision, the first responders from The Colony Police DepartmentThe Colony Fire and Rescue Department, the Texas Highway Patrol will publish a report detailing the incident.Contact them to request a copy of the collision report.

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

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

Most recent accident reports

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