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Pedestrian accidents, drunk drivers make Halloween truly scary

Ask anyone what the scariest part of Halloween is and you will probably get answers like zombies, ghosts or goblins. However, the truly scary things about Halloween include drunk driving and pedestrian accidents, USA TODAY reports.

Lawsuit filed after Sacramento pedestrian-bicycle collision

We often write about how seriously bicyclists can be injured when they are hit by vehicles. That's because a person on a bike is no match for an automobile. Along those same lines, pedestrians who are hit by bicyclists can also be left seriously injured because of the speed at which bicycles travel.

What steps can Sacramento pedestrians take to stay safe?

Earlier this week, we provided some bicycle safety tips from the California Department of Motor Vehicle. However, bicyclists aren’t the only ones who are extremely vulnerable in accidents with motor vehicles. Pedestrians, too, face a great danger when sharing the roads with vehicle.

California highway patrol launches distracted driving campaigns

With Labor Day weekend upon us, the summer months are officially coming to an end for California residents. What that means is that thousands of kids in the state will be returning to school and drivers will once again need to exercise heightened caution within school zones.

Sacramento hopes speed reduction will improve pedestrian safety

Many people in Sacramento, California, spend time walking. While in some cases it is for exercise, in other situations it is simply a mode of transportation. Whatever the reason someone sets out on foot, the dangers for the pedestrians are the same. As a result of the lack of protection most pedestrians have, individuals who are struck by a car while walking could be seriously hurt with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or broken bones. In the very worst cases a pedestrian could suffer such serious injuries that they die.

Group wants safety made a priority on busy Sacramento road

A group consisting of parents, teachers and members of the community are calling on the City of Sacramento to further improve safety for pedestrians on a busy stretch of road near several schools, two parks, a community center and a library.

Pedestrian accident at ice cream shop kills 1, injures 6

Several people who were simply waiting to order ice cream, enjoying life on a recent Friday night, ended up getting injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. In addition, one woman lost her life. When a California pedestrian accident occurs, it is normal for the family members of those who are injured or killed to be distraught and demand answers to their questions.

Holding public entities responsible after pedestrian accidents

In our last post, we discussed how negligent drivers can be held responsible for pedestrian accidents through personal injury lawsuits. However, in this post we will look at pedestrian accident liability from another angle.

Do pedestrians have the right-of-way in California?

People might assume that pedestrians always have the right-of-way when crossing this street. Although this might be true in certain situations, miscalculations can prove to be very costly. Keeping this in mind, California readers might be wondering exactly when pedestrians have the right-of-way.

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