D.C. Pedestrian Accidents Spur Safety Push

By Peter DePaolis

According to the Georgetown Dish, a pair of fatal pedestrian accidents near the Wisconsin Avenue corridor recently has inspired a call for a safety push for crucial 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.

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident by a Reckless Driver? Speak to Our Attorneys About Safety Push

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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Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Washington, D.C. Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.thegeorgetowndish.com/thedish/pedestrian-deaths-spur-safety-push

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.