The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reported earlier this month that because of increased pedestrian accidents, the police department was hoping to raise awareness and offer safety tips.
The paper reported that the Clarksville Police Department has responded to four pedestrian traffic crashes in the last two months. The agency offered the following safety tips for pedestrians:
- While walking at night, dark colored clothing can be dangerous. It is easier to be seen at night wearing light colored and/or reflective clothing.
- If walking or jogging on a roadway and using earphone/headphones, keep the volume low enough that approaching traffic can be heard and please do not use them while crossing a road.
- Carry a flashlight.
- Cross the street in well-lit areas at night, preferably an intersection.
- Stay clear of driver blind spots such as buses, hedges, parked cars or other obstacles before crossing so you are easily seen.
- If you plan to drink, you should take the same precaution as a driver. Plan your trip, stop drinking and sober up before leaving, or have a sober person walk with you.
WHERE CAN I LOCATE A CLARKSVILLE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?
It is important that an injury victim or the family members of a deceased person contact our Nashville pedestrian accident lawyer, who can determine if a pedestrian accident was a result of negligence.
In a crash involving pedestrians, time is of the essence. If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please contact us for a free consultation. We have obtained compensation for accident victims including a $500,000 settlement for a pedestrian who was injured while she was walking home from a bus stop. Call us today at (615) 866-3938.
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