Gwinnett County Police Report Increase in Pedestrian Deaths

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian accidents account for 11 percent of all fatalities involving motor vehicles. The NHTSA reports that a pedestrian is killed approximately every 100 minutes.

If you are injured a Clayton County pedestrian accident attorney at Shane Smith Law can review the incident and advise you of your legal rights.

Gwinnett County police announced that there have been 11 pedestrian deaths in the first 10 months in 2014, compared to 7 in 2013 and 5 in 2012. Nearly all of the fatalities have happened after dark, mostly between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Most occurred when pedestrians were not using crosswalks and were jaywalking.

A Clayton County pedestrian accident attorney can help if you were a pedestrian and were struck by a vehicle. An experienced attorney at the Shane Smith Law can secure police reports, eyewitness testimony and physical evidence. Call for a free legal consultation.