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Pedestrian Accidents

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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6 Risk Factors for Pedestrian Accidents

Published on February 4, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Pedestrian Accidents

It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter in the Salt Lake City area—temperatures have plummeted to near-record lows, snow has congested every shoulder, and the streets have shimmered with ice.  Happily, spring is on the way at last!  Here comes the sun, new greenery, and a multitude of birds and insects.  So, too, will come…

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7 Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Published on January 9, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

Statistics taken by the Utah Department of Health reveal that there are about 1,170 pedestrian accidents in Utah each year.  Of these, nearly 4% are lethal—in other words, about 45 pedestrians perish each year following contact with a car.  While these accidents have been on a steady decline since the ‘90s, these [mostly easily preventable]…

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