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Oklahoma Pedestrian Fatalities Increase by 50 Percent

By on September 13, 2012 | Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. The NHTSA reports that 4,280 pedestrians were killed in the year 2010, reflecting a five percent increase from the previous year. According to a report in 24/7 Wall St, Oklahoma is now considered one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.

Between the years 2008 and 2010, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in Oklahoma more than doubled. On average, the national death rate of pedestrians per 100,000 people was 1.38 in the year 2010. That is a slight increase from the 1.33 rate in the year 2009, which is significant for Oklahoma because it is one of only 10 states with a rate of at least 1.65 per 100,000 people. Oklahoma saw 62 pedestrian fatalities in 2010.

Following a fatal Oklahoma auto accident, a thorough investigation will be needed. Was the victim in a crosswalk or at an intersection? Why was the driver unable to avoid the collision? Was the driver distracted, speeding, impaired, or otherwise careless? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway? The answers to these and other questions could help determine fault and liability in pedestrian accident cases.

The experienced Oklahoma City pedestrian injury attorneys at the Maples Law Firm have a proven track record of handling a wide variety of car accidents in Oklahoma. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a free and comprehensive consultation.

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Oklahoma Pedestrian Fatalities Increase by 50 Percent

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. The NHTSA reports that 4,280 pedestrians were killed in the year 2010, reflecting a five percent increase from the previous year. According to a report in 24/7 Wall St, Oklahoma is now considered one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.

Between the years 2008 and 2010, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in Oklahoma more than doubled. On average, the national death rate of pedestrians per 100,000 people was 1.38 in the year 2010. That is a slight increase from the 1.33 rate in the year 2009, which is significant for Oklahoma because it is one of only 10 states with a rate of at least 1.65 per 100,000 people. Oklahoma saw 62 pedestrian fatalities in 2010.

Following a fatal Oklahoma auto accident, a thorough investigation will be needed. Was the victim in a crosswalk or at an intersection? Why was the driver unable to avoid the collision? Was the driver distracted, speeding, impaired, or otherwise careless? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway? The answers to these and other questions could help determine fault and liability in pedestrian accident cases.

The experienced Oklahoma City pedestrian injury attorneys at the Maples Law Firm have a proven track record of handling a wide variety of car accidents in Oklahoma. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a free and comprehensive consultation.

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