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Pedestrian Accidents

Salt Lake City Hit and Run

Published on July 6, 2017 • Last updated July 26, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, six pedestrians were hit by a vehicle at 465 West 200 South in Salt Lake City. One woman, whose name has been withheld, was killed in the accident, while several others were sent to a local hospital in critical condition. Though it appears that the car hit the…

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Winter Pedestrian Safety: Avoid Slips

Published on December 15, 2016 • Last updated July 26, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Pedestrian Accidents, Slip & Fall

Utah may look like a winter wonderland, but the icy conditions can make walking dangerous. Slips and falls become more frequent and more dangerous during the colder months, so it is important to emphasize winter pedestrian safety. At Good Guys Legal, we often see how slips and falls result in serious injuries. While helping accident victims recover their…

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TRAX is More Dangerous Than You Realize

Published on May 14, 2015 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Bicycle Accidents, Bicycle Safety, Pedestrian Accidents, Train Accidents

Red line TRAX train at daybreak

The average car (empty) weighs 1.75 tons and the average person weighs 178 pounds (on an empty stomach). By contrast, the TRAX light rail weighs about 27 times more than your car and 542 times more than you. But what do those numbers really mean? Whether you are with or without your car, TRAX will win every…

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Warmer Weather Isn’t Safer for Pedestrians

Published on March 17, 2015 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Drunk Driving, Fatal Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

Historic Salt Lake Street

As the weather warms up it becomes a little more pleasant to spend time outside and shake off winter’s chill.  Many of us enjoy a nice stroll around town in the sunshine.  We can spend time walking through Salt Lake, enjoying the historic buildings and great shopping centers.  Or we can wander around a few of…

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Staying Safe as a Pedestrian

Published on January 6, 2015 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Pedestrian Accidents

Work in Bristol

Within the end of the day, 445 people will be in the emergency room due to a pedestrian-related traffic accident. In the next two hours, one of those pedestrians will die, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a pedestrian, it’s important to know how to stay safe when you’re near traffic. A pedestrian is…

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Pedestrian Preview

Published on November 29, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Pedestrian Accidents

At one point or another we are or will be pedestrians. Whether we are trying to save on gas or just get some fresh air, when walking we are almost always confronted with crossing a street; we then become a pedestrian.  Pedestrian is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, “relating to or designed for people who are walking.” The…

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Pedestrian Safety

Published on June 7, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians The laws regarding pedestrian right-of-way may seem simple, but there are some common myths out there that can make these rights somewhat confusing. Heads Up Utah lists some facts. 1. Pedestrians DO have the right-of-way when crossing at a cross walk; it doesn’t matter if the location has a painted crosswalk or not. However, just…

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6 Tips for Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents (for Pedestrians and Drivers)

Published on April 2, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

In what we can only hope is not a preview to the coming summer, an altercation between a driver and pedestrian came to blows on July 16th last year.  When a 50-year-old man crossing just outside a crosswalk gestured rudely at the 63-year-old driver who refused to slow down for him, the driver deferred his…

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