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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accident

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Prepare Your Teen on What to do After a Pedestrian Accident in California

By Venardi Zurada |

Parents wish to be at their child’s side at all times, but you know that teens will be venturing out and gaining independence as they grow older. When they do, their most common form of transportation around Oakland will likely be walking. While it is mostly safe to get around on foot, teens are… Read More »

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How Safe Is It To Walk In Your Oakland Neighborhood?

By Venardi Zurada |

Whether you are new to Oakland or have been a resident for some time, there is one thing you may have noticed about getting around the area: It is very walkable. According to Walk Score, the city earned a 75 out of 100 points when considering how easy it is to get around on… Read More »

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Shocking Statistics On Pedestrian Accidents In Oakland

By Venardi Zurada |

California ranks in the Top 10 for pedestrian accidents in the US, but a closer look at the city and county data reveals how certain regions are more dangerous than others. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) prepares rankings of municipalities and counties within the state, grouping them according to population. The Bay… Read More »

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Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents In Oakland

By Venardi Zurada |

People on foot are among the most vulnerable road users sharing California streets, so it is not surprising to learn that pedestrians often suffer serious, sometimes fatal injuries in a crash. However, a look at the data for two key geographic regions in the Bay Area is disturbing. According to the crash rankings system… Read More »

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Can The Person On Foot Be At Fault In A California Pedestrian Accident?

By Venardi Zurada |

Pedestrian accidents may make up just a small percentage of the total traffic collisions in California, but statistics show that they are among the deadliest. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 6,200 people on foot are killed in these incidents, accounting for 17 percent of all motor vehicle crash… Read More »

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Factors That Make Pedestrian Accidents Deadly

By Venardi Zurada |

Even if safety is not the number one reason you choose to walk for fun, transportation, or exercise, you probably think that you are less likely to be involved in a motor vehicle crash as a pedestrian. Not only is this assumption inaccurate, but statistics also reveal the dangers for people on foot around… Read More »

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California Pedestrian Accidents And The Risks Of Lower Body Injuries

By Venardi Zurada |

It is obvious that the person on foot is most likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident, since walkers barely stand a chance against a sizable, fast-moving motorized vehicle. You can probably also guess that the pedestrian is more prone to lower body injuries, but you might be interested to… Read More »

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Statistics Reveal Extreme Risks Of Teen Pedestrian Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada |

As a parent, you take common sense precautions when walking around the Bay Area with younger children. Securing them in a stroller, holding their hands, and keeping a close eye on them around traffic are extremely important safety tips for preventing pedestrian accidents. You might let your efforts slide somewhat when they reach their… Read More »

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How Vehicle Speed Affects Injuries In Oakland Pedestrian Accidents

By Venardi Zurada |

There can be no doubt that California’s Bay Area is very easy to get around by walking, with the BART and a well-connected public transportation system linking San Francisco and numerous communities throughout the region. Oakland’s tally of 74 on Walk Score is proof that commuting and most personal errands can be accomplished on… Read More »

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Horrific California Pedestrian Accident Should Prompt Safety Tips For Parents

By Venardi Zurada |

California Highway Patrol continues the search for a vehicle that fled the scene after causing a horrific pedestrian accident with multiple fatalities. News of the California pedestrian accident was first reported by NBC News Channel 4, in an article that identified the victims as fourteen and pre-teen girls who were out walking in the… Read More »

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