There are certain locations in every city that are particularly dangerous for pedestrians. It goes without saying that the more people crossing the street in dense, high-traffic areas like downtown, the higher their chances of being struck by cars. Even those who use crosswalks are sometimes hit by turning motor vehicles. However, downtown Atlanta isn’t the only area in which pedestrians are struck by moving motor vehicles.
In Norcross, Georgia, Buford highway is also a busy and overcrowded road. The large number of commuters that travel this road daily puts pedestrians as well as cyclists in danger. Every driver traveling this road from the novice drivers to the most experienced drivers pose a potential threat to the pedestrians sharing this road with them.
Buford Highway is actually thought to be one of Georgia’s most dangerous roads for pedestrians because it was not built to be pedestrian-friendly. It is a broad highway, at seven lanes wide, and the crosswalks are widely spaced apart. This, coupled with the fact that busses stop in locations that are not close to crosswalks, forces many pedestrians to cross the dangerous road outside of a crosswalk.
Sadly, pedestrians often suffer from critical injuries. The injuries sustained in a Norcross pedestrian accident can be short term or long term, resulting in medical bills and lost income from being out of work. A pedestrian may suffer a range of injuries from broken bones to brain injury or death. If you or a loved one was hit by a car or truck due to a driver’s negligence, please call a Norcross accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation and free copy of our free book 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Car Wreck Case.