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How can I build a pedestrian accident case?

Like accidents involving two or more motor vehicles, accidents involving a pedestrian and an automobile rely on proving that the driver of the car was at fault. However, occasionally pedestrian accidents occur outside of motor vehicle activity. In such cases, faulty walkways, the presence of debris and other factors could cause pedestrians to be injured.

Are pedestrian accidents a major problem in Denver?

The one word answer is yes, simply because any pedestrian accident anywhere in Colorado and beyond should be considered a major issue. The answer is yes also because of the statistics involved in pedestrian plus automobile accidents. The following information comes from the CDC's statistics for 2012:

Denver pedestrian seriously hurt by car

Around 7 a.m. on March 13, a Colorado man was seriously injured when a car struck him at an intersection, presumably while he was attempting to cross the intersection on foot. The man suffered serious injuries and possible head trauma and was taken Denver Health for treatment. The Denver Police Department did not release his age. The driver of the car remained at the scene to speak to investigators, but no information as to the possible causes of the accident were released.

Auto-pedestrian accidents kill thousands each year

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic accidents involving pedestrians occur with alarming frequency across the United States. Thousands of pedestrians are killed and tens of thousands are injured each year in traffic incidents. It might surprise Colorado residents to hear that, based off of data compiled for the year 2012, a pedestrian dies on account of accident-related injuries every two hours in America.

Collision with vehicle in Colorado kills pedestrian

The Lone Tree Police Department responded to a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Oct. 3. The authorities reported that the accident happened around 10:11 p.m. when a 52-year-old Englewood man attempted to cross the road at Oswego Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Denver hit-and-run accident severely injures man on scooter

A man accused of hitting a motorized scooter and abandoning its critically injured rider was held at a detention center court on June 22. According to police reports, the 53-year-old driver ran over the scooter rider with his Pontiac Grand Prix on May 30, causing the rider to be hurled 20 feet on Colfax Avenue. The 43-year-old man suffered a serious leg and spinal cord injury.

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