According to reports from the Las Vegas Review Journal, a pedestrian was hit by a shuttle bus mirror. The accident took place near the Las Vegas Strip, and authorities reported that the injuries were not life-threatening. First responders arrived at the scene at 4:00 a.m.
Bus Pedestrian Safety
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, it is important for pedestrians to follow traffic rules to prevent accidents whenever possible. If you are a pedestrian, walk on a sidewalk or path whenever one is available. If there is no sidewalk or path, walk facing traffic on the left side of the road. Never assume a driver sees you. Use crosswalks when they are available, and if there are none, walk across in a well-lit area.
Statistics Show Pedestrians Suffer High Rates of Injury
Pedestrian accidents are often deadly or cause severe trauma. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in the US. On average. a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in the United States. In 2012, there were also a total of 68 fatal bus and pedestrian accidents. Total pedestrian fatalities in all were approximately 4, 271 deaths.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the safest time to walk is from 8 am – 3:59 p.m. The most dangerous time to was is between midnight and 4:00 a.m.
Let Bernstein & Poisson Help You With Your Pedestrian Accident Case
If you or someone you know as been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately. Insurance companies and big transportation corporations may be quick to put the blame on you for the accident, or even to try to give you a small amount of money to prevent a lawsuit. Without help from an attorney, you may not realize what is happening until it is too late and you have compromised your rights.
As a victim, it is likely you have suffered injuries from your accident. Several negative effects of a pedestrian crash are medical costs, ongoing medical/physical rehabilitation, lost income and pain and suffering. You may have damages that would allow you to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a free initial consultation to discuss legal rights and options.