Pedestrian Safety is a Big Concern in St. Louis
In a city as busy as St. Louis, you can imagine why many people prefer taking public transportation, or even walking to their destinations. That means there are an increasing number of pedestrians on the road during the day and night. Unfortunately, according to an article on the KSDK.com website, those pedestrians are largely ignored by drivers.
The article states that the area outside City Hall can be very dangerous. Pedestrians are constantly playing “chicken” with the oncoming cars in an effort to cross the street. The lack of cars yielding to pedestrians is not only dangerous, but it’s also against the law. The law states that pedestrians have the right of way when they are in a crosswalk.
Last year, a fifty-year-old man was killed while attempting to cross Broadway, and there are more reports of pedestrian deaths and injuries coming in all the time. It’s clear that something needs to change, and the city’s efforts at installing lights and warning signs are not enough to make a change.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we want to caution you to be very careful if you’re walking around the city on foot. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to contact an attorney right away. Your St. Louis personal injury attorneys will help you fight for the compensation you deserve and bring an end to this trend of careless driving.