Pedestrian Accidents Increase in Victoria
DeTar Hospital has seen an increase in Auto vs. Pedestrian car accidents and warns pedestrians and motorists to be aware when on the road.
Between 2012 and 2015 DeTar’s trauma and ER has seen an 83% increase in the number of Auto vs. Pedestrian accidents.
Distractions are one of the main causes of these types of car accidents.
Common walkways near groceries stores and trails are the area where these accidents occur.
DeTar is partnering with the Golden Crescent Traffic and Safety Coalition and other organization to educate the community on injury prevention.
“It’s a combined effort we want motorist to be aware of pedestrians we want them to know that high areas of pedestrian traffic around churches around schools around shopping centers around parks slow down,” said DeTar Injury Prevention Coordinator Holly Smith.
Pedestrians should walk responsibly, look for traffic and know the rules of the road.
Motorists should slow down watch for pedestrians and be alert at all times.