All pedestrians are at risk for being involved in an accident. However, elderly pedestrians have a higher risk of being killed in a traffic accident compared to younger pedestrians, according to a new government report.
The number of pedestrian accidents has increased during the last few years. Many safety advocates blame the constant use of cellphones and other electronic devices that many pedestrians use while walking near traffic or across the street.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants hybrid and electric vehicles to be louder to help protect pedestrians throughout the U.S.
A 3-year-old has died following a tragic pedestrian accident on Westwood Street in Cincinnati early Monday morning. The 35-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has been charged with DUI in the fatal accident. The accident involved a 32-year-old mother who was walking her three children all under the age of 5 to the babysitter's before she went to work. The family was walking along Westwood Street just after 4:00 a.m. with the youngest, a 1-year-old pushed in a stroller. The family crossed Westwood Northern Boulevard walking south on McHenry following the left-hand sidewalk where the neon lights on Harrison Avenue come into view.