We have written in the past about how taking your eyes off of the road for even two seconds can more than double your risk for injury in San Francisco. Saying that distracted driving is a negligent behavior seems like a fairly redundant statement; so why are we all still talking about the problem?
San Francisco residents and visitors to the city take safety seriously. The beautiful weather, beautifully decorated streets and amazing sights make the city one of the most popular for pedestrians. People understand that pedestrian accidents can be deadly, which is why most follow the laws set to protect them.
A number of families banded together as they remembered a pedestrian accident that occurred in April 2010. The second-anniversary remembrance being held on Tuesday night has caught national attention because of the horrific circumstances of the crash that occurred in Portland, but could happen to San Francisco residents at any time.
We all have heard the slogan “start seeing motorcycles.” This slogan is more than catchy; it is a real warning to negligent drivers everywhere who cause motorcycle accidents across the nation. The damages suffered by the victims of these accidents are really put in perspective when a San Francisco-based prosthetics company owner says that a large percentage of his customers became amputees due injuries suffered in a motorcycle wreck.
California as a whole has seen a reduction in the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. That is some great news to those who choose to “go green” and enjoy the beautiful landscape that The Golden State has to offer. The California Highway Patrol and Department of Justice data shows that there has been a significant pattern of traffic-related fatalities in the past few years, 2011 ranking in at record lows.
Pedestrians are some of the most exposed victims in traffic-related crashes. While it is true that most of the serious injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident are the result of a collision with a motor vehicle, it is not always the weapon.
Pedestrian accidents are not uncommon to the San Francisco area. In fact, many cities have busy areas that are filled with pedestrians and vehicles. Car accidents and pedestrian accidents are unfortunately unavoidable because negligent drivers are everywhere. Although the accidents are unavoidable, civil liability, such as wrongful death claims still exist for victims to hold the person who caused the accident liable for their actions.
When a bicyclist is struck by an automobile, the injuries are more often than not very serious or even deadly. When a bicyclist is struck on a roadway with heavy traffic, they are placed at a high risk of multiple collisions.