Langley Park Pedestrian Accidents Increase While Officials Avoid Action
In Langley Park, Maryland, the number of pedestrian accidents continues to increase while state officials avoid acting to resolve the growing problem. Around 140 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on a deadly two-mile stretch of highway, University Boulevard, which resulted in eight fatalities. The number of pedestrians hit by vehicles rose from over 10 in 2009 to nearly 30 in 2012. Half of those Langley Park pedestrian accidents resulted in serious or debilitating personal injuries. Although officials state that the highway wasn’t built with pedestrians in mind, pedestrians cross the busy road on a regular basis due to the growing residential community and numerous stores and businesses located along the road. Few changes to support pedestrian safety on the road have been made with some blaming pedestrians for failing to use caution when crossing. Even in intersections with crosswalks, accident clusters have been discovered, including ones where the pedestrians obeyed the traffic signals.
Pedestrian accidents are common because motorists may fail to use caution in their presence. Although most pedestrian accidents occur at night, half of all Langley Park pedestrian accidents occurred during the day. Even when pedestrians remained on the sidewalks, nearly 15 people were hit, and 15 bicyclists sustained personal injuries while on the sidewalk.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact our Maryland pedestrian accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. Contact us online or call 800-547-4LAW (4529) to schedule a free consultation.
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