According to the Georgetown Dish, a pair of fatal pedestrian accidents near the Wisconsin Avenue corridor recently has inspired a call for safety improvements.
The news source reported that within a 24-hour span recently, a 31-year-old Arlington man and a 79-year-old Northwest woman were killed in pedestrian accidents along the traffic artery, prompting the D.C. Department of Transportation to investigate safety plans in the area.
As part of “Vision Zero”, which we blogged about earlier this year, the group All Walks DC was conducting a meeting and walk in the area to visit accident sites. Additionally, a D.C. Council member also said that she would be visiting the area to talk to the Transportation Department, Metropolitan Police Department, advisory neighborhood commissions and the community about reducing the number of pedestrian accidents in the area.
Many people in the community have expressed concerns over a lack of crosswalks in the area and traffic signals, saying the infrastructure needs improvement.
Unfortunately, there are times when a pedestrian does everything he or she can do to avoid being in an accident, but drivers still strike them. As the tragic examples noted above indicate, pedestrian accidents are often fatal or can lead to devastating injuries.
If you are injured or your loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident, you should seek legal guidance. Our attorneys represent pedestrians injured in heavily trafficked areas of District and Prince George’s County, Md.
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