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Pedestrians face dangers near an interstate highway

On Behalf of | Aug 1, 2022 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Personal Injury

Pedestrians can never be too careful when crossing a residential street. Dangers could increase when crossing at a busy interaction in a business district, and the risk level might skyrocket when attempting to run across an interstate highway. While staying far away from an Idaho interstate highway might be advisable for pedestrians, people might find themselves walking or working near one. If so, a pedestrian must be vigilant due to the hazards present.

Pedestrian fatalities near interstate highways

Any pedestrian who attempts to cross an interstate highway away from an intersection with traffic lights takes a deadly chance. Most people would avoid such an action but may find themselves forced to remain on the shoulder. Car accidents or malfunctions might leave them stranded, but the shoulder should be a lane with no traffic. Unfortunately, cars could veer into the shoulder and hit a pedestrian.

Others may work alongside an interstate highway and become complacent after years of never experiencing any catastrophes. However, it takes only one day and one negligent driver to hit a worker. The injuries may be fatal ones. Sadly, even the most alert worker or pedestrian might be unable to avoid getting hit.

Interstate drivers and recklessness

Pedestrians and bicyclists might share no blame when an accident happens on an interstate highway. A driver’s actions may reflect the only negligent action that causes someone harm. Such a driver could face a personal injury lawsuit after hitting someone.

An accident could be unavoidable, and limited light or weather conditions might contribute to a crash. However, there are instances where the driver’s behavior might establish some level of negligence. Speeding or driving under the influence would be two examples of negligent, reckless behavior. Other moving violations could point to a driver’s negligence, as well.