There are many distractions to take our focus away from driving. Aside from natural distractions such as weather, we are bound to our cell phone, needing to read that text or send a message. Because of these distractions, we are all at in increased risk of accidents. This can be deadly for pedestrians.
KSDK reported that a 33-year old man was struck by a vehicle and died. The accident occurred on September 30 at 6:30 am in north St. Louis County. A 17-year old girl was driving to school on Benham Road. Ronald Jackson was walking in the street near the Parker Road intersection. She was going the speed limit and was cooperative with police officers.
While this article does not indicate whether the driver was distracted or not, pedestrian accidents have increased in St. Louis. Fox2Now reported in the spring that, at that time, there had been 11 fatal pedestrian accidents in 2015, compared to 5 in all of 2014. St. Louis Fire Department Spokesman Garon Mosby said that while pedestrians have to be responsible while walking, he believes that distractions are a big reason this is occurring more.
We can all be subject to the distractions in our lives. Focusing on the wrong things while driving can yield dangerous results. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, call your St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys today!