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Research: Pedestrian deaths up, especially among poor, minorities

"There are a number of these urban boulevards that were designed in the '50s and things were different then. Everyone was in a car," says a spokesperson for the Federal Highway Administration. "Over the last 30 years there has been a change in that, with more people walking and running."

Injured pedestrian occurrences more likely near Halloween

Many neighborhood children in Alaska and throughout the United States recently celebrated the holiday of Halloween. A common tradition at this time of year involves children and their guardians traveling door-to-door to collect candy from homeowners or residents. The sudden influx of people traveling on foot highly increases the chances that there will be an injured pedestrian before festivities come to an end.

Seeking monetary recovery after nonfatal pedestrian injuries

In Alaska and throughout the nation, thousands of pedestrians are killed each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. Tens of thousands suffer nonfatal pedestrian injuries, sometimes struggling for weeks, months or even years to obtain complete physical recovery. Some are so severely injured, they are left incapacitated for the rest of their lives. In each of these situations, it is only right that those who suffer be allowed to seek monetary judgment against those deemed responsible.

Woman assisting Alaska motorist injured in pedestrian accident

Traveling by motor vehicle in Alaska and anywhere else in the United States involves a certain amount of risk. Unexpected situations often occur that lead to accidents. Sometimes, such collisions are unavoidable; others, such as those caused by careless drivers, could most likely have been prevented had those deemed at fault made more responsible choices. This appears to have been the case in a recent pedestrian accident in Willow.

Mystery solved, charges filed in fatal pedestrian accident

Alaska police had been investigating a recent motor vehicle crash when new information was brought to their attention. The fatal pedestrian accident took place just after 5:30 a.m. on a recent Monday. Some time later, a man called a local police station, claiming he was responsible for the collision.

Addressing issues that may arise following a pedestrian accident

Motorists in Alaska or on any other roadway in the nation are typically obligated to yield to people crossing the street on foot. When a driver is negligent, a pedestrian accident may occur. Injuries in such circumstances are often very serious and many are fatal.

Alaskan Girl Scouts want to prevent another pedestrian accident

Girls Scouts in Alaska have recently acted, along with their leader, to raise awareness in their city regarding what they claim is a very hazardous crosswalk in the area. They are hoping the city will respond to help protect the safety of pedestrians at a section of road that seems to pose serious risk to all travelers. One of the girls described a near pedestrian accident when she and her fellow troop members were crossing the road.

Family in Alaska mourns loss of teenager in pedestrian accident

An investigation remains ongoing in a recent tragedy that occurred in Alaska. Sadly, as a result of the incident, a family is now mourning the loss of their loved one. The pedestrian accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on a recent Monday.

Alaska man injured in early morning pedestrian accident

Any time people walk near a street or in a parking lot, they run the risk of being hit by a moving vehicle. The chances of being a victim in a pedestrian accident increase after dark, especially if non-reflective clothing is worn. State troopers report an Alaska man was injured in a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

Alaska man killed in pedestrian accident

A pedestrian accident can happen at any time, but after sunset, the chances increase. Even in areas where pedestrian traffic is common, some drivers still fail to notice pedestrians in or near they roadway after dark. After a recent pedestrian accident in Alaska, residents are hoping drivers will become more vigilant.

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