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How many pedestrian injuries take place per year?

As a pedestrian, you may have all sorts of concerns. Whether you are worried about being able to walk to your destination on time or severe heat in the summertime, there are various concerns many pedestrians have in Maryland. Sadly, motor vehicles can be a very serious threat and when they collide with a pedestrian, the outcome can be devastating. Each year, many pedestrians are injured after being hit by a car while they were trying to cross the road or simply walking on the sidewalk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 129,000 people sought emergency room treatment for non-fatal pedestrian accident injuries during 2015. Throughout the same year, estimates suggest that 13 percent of pedestrian injuries affected those who were at least 65 years old. Furthermore, these accidents also claimed more than 5,300 lives in the same year. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they are especially vulnerable.

Whether you have kids who regularly go for a walk or have decided to walk to work because it is easier, you may be concerned about a pedestrian accident. There are steps that can be taken to avoid an accident and pedestrians should always watch out for cars. Sadly, some drivers are reckless and do not pay attention to pedestrians, which may cause something to go wrong. Following a pedestrian accident, victims must go over their legal options and take advantage of resources that can help them move on. Regrettably, more and more of these incidents will keep occurring, regardless of how cautious pedestrians are.

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