Earlier this week, a pedestrian was struck and injured in an overnight crash in Boise. As reported by KBOI News Channel Two, the incident happened near the intersection of Ustick Road and 43rd Street. Although very few details about the collision have been released, we do know that one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. There has been no word on that person’s condition or whether or not the driver involved has been cited.
Pedestrian Safety Information
Unfortunately, pedestrians are one of the few roadway user groups that continue to see an increase in fatalities and injuries each year. Even at relatively low speeds, collisions involving cars can be catastrophic for pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is hoping to raise awareness about pedestrian safety through their campaign “Everyone is a Pedestrian.” In addition to safe walking tips, the NHTSA is calling on drivers to make a commitment to distraction-free driving. Motorists need to be on the lookout for pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycle riders and other vulnerable roadway users.
Pedestrian Injury Statistics
- In 2013, there were 4,735 pedestrian fatalities in the U.S.
- An estimated 66,000 pedestrians were injured in 2013.
- On average in 2013, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes.
- In 2013, pedestrian deaths accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities.
- In 2013, 92 percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred in crashes that involved a single vehicle.
Pedestrian Injuries in Boise
Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable roadway user groups, and they can suffer from devastating and fatal injuries in accidents involving cars and trucks. Victims might be in the hospital and out of work for an extended period of time. After any type of injury accident due to somebody else’s negligent, dangerous or distracted behavior, it’s essential to get in touch with a personal injury attorney who can offer you simple and accessible information and guidance for understanding your injury claim or possible lawsuit.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in Boise or in any of the surrounding communities, contact the quality team at Holzer-Edwards, Chartered at (208) 386-9119 for a free case consultation.