Ocean City Police reported that this year they are seeing a dramatic decrease in the number of bicycle, pedestrian and scooter accidents.
On August 15, police announced that compared to last year, crash numbers have been cut in half and no deaths have been reported in motor vehicle crashes. Police reported that this year bicycle accidents have decreased 50 percent and pedestrian accidents have dropped 56 percent. Scooter accidents have seen the biggest decrease at 68 percent.
Police credit the success to the “Walk Smart” pedestrian safety campaign launched in May with state officials. There is also a “Ride Smart” campaign for cyclists. Police say new motor scooter registration and insurance requirements that began this year have helped reduce scooter collisions.
We are glad to see a decrease in transportation accidents on the roadways of Ocean City, because these accidents are very common, yet often preventable. Transportation accidents include any accident resulting from the collision of one or more vehicles including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, subways, airplanes and boats.
If you have been involved in a transportation accident in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, it is important to obtain an injury lawyer who can assist you in pursuing your claim. For 30 years the injury attorneys of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. have successfully obtained substantial monetary compensation for their clients. Contact our firm today at (202) 659-5500 and let our attorneys answer any questions or concerns that you may have.