First Pedestrian Fatality in Colorado Springs for 2018

The intersection of Circle and Galley was closed for several hours yesterday while the Major Accident Unit of the Colorado Springs Police investigated an auto versus pedestrian collision which took place around 4:02 p.m.  It was announced that the pedestrian succumbed to injuries suffered in the collision at a local hospital shortly after the incident.  In the wake of this terrible news, we want to remind both drivers and pedestrians of how they can avoid becoming involved in similar incidents.

It is important to be vigilant for pedestrians as a motorist, especially at intersections where pedestrians are normally present.  Before turning, watch for more than just traffic clearing: look for pedestrians who may be crossing from either side of the street onto which you are turning.  Look at the sidewalks for foot traffic when approaching an intersection and before initiating a turn, especially in high pedestrian traffic areas.  Remember that the faster you drive, the longer it takes to stop for a pedestrian in the roadway.  

Pedestrians can reduce their risk of injury by increasing their visibility and by being aware of their surroundings.  Especially when traveling at night, pedestrians should wear reflective clothing to make themselves more visible to motorists.  It is important for pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings so that they can respond quickly in the event of danger.  Eliminating distractions, like headphones and cellphone use while walking, biking, skateboarding, can increase the likelihood that a pedestrian will be able to get herself out of harm’s way. 

Pedestrians involved in car crashes are often severely injured or worse, they perish.  It is frequently the most vulnerable members of our society, like children and the elderly, who fall victim to these types of crashes.  Cases like these call for representation by experienced Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys like those at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C.  If you were injured in an auto versus pedestrian accident in Colorado Springs or the surrounding areas, call us at 719.634.0102 or click on this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. 

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