Collisions between motor vehicles and people are all too common in Middle Tennessee. Davidson County ranked second in the state for the number of pedestrian accidents in 2012, which accounted for 272 injuries and 17 fatalities.
A Nashville pedestrian accident earlier this week brings into perspective just how common these crashes are. The collision took place on Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. near the intersection of Gallatin Pike and Eastland Avenue in East Nashville.
According to reports from WKRN 2 News, a vehicle struck the victim as he was walking in the road. The victim was left with injuries that required first responders to transport him to a local hospital for further treatment. The driver involved was uninjured.
At Ponce Law, we’ve seen the devastating results a pedestrian accident can have. That’s why our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers suggests motorists and pedestrians keep these safety tips in mind while traveling:
- Be visible– Make efforts to be seen after dusk and before dawn by using lights. Vehicle headlights should be turned on in low light conditions, and pedestrians should carry a flashlight during dark hours.
- Look both ways– Not paying close enough attention to traffic is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents. Motorists and pedestrians should look twice in all directions before entering traffic.
- Obey The Law– All traffic signals and signs should be followed at all times. Pedestrians should also remember to always use a crosswalk when crossing the street.
We hope these tips help you travel safe!