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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Minneapolis Works to Lessen the Amount of Pedestrian Accidents

Minneapolis has tried in recent years to lower the amount of pedestrian accidents and pedestrian deaths that occur every year. Drivers tend to get upset easily with people who are walking or riding their bikes because they feel as though pedestrians get in their way. Many pedestrian accidents happen because drivers are not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks and because drivers sometimes drive while distracted.

A safe crosswalk law was recently passed in Minnesota requiring all drivers to stop for pedestrians crossing in crosswalks and on the road. Unfortunately, this law has done little to reduce the amount of pedestrian accidents that happen each year. Minneapolis police officers seldom stop drivers for failing to follow the crosswalk law and yield to pedestrians. The next course of action Minneapolis will take is educating drivers of the dangers of causing pedestrian accidents.

As a pedestrian, you rule the road and vehicles must yield as you cross the road. In some cases, drivers become frustrated and give into road rage. In doing so, they can quickly cause pedestrian accidents that may lead to personal injury or wrongful death.

Please contact the Cochran Firm if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Cochran Firm's Minneapolis pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:31 AM

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