Nationwide, including in Arizona, pedestrians always have the right of way. And walking is an excellent and cost-effective means of transportation that is good for your health and the environment. Arizona ranks 8th in the entire nation with over 1500 pedestrian fatalities. According to a 2018 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 76% of all pedestrian fatalities occur after dark.
Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is involved in an accident, death is often the result. With little exception, pedestrians are usually defenseless and have no protection when being struck by a motor vehicle. In situations where death is avoided, severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury can occur. If you have been injured as a pedestrian, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at Enara Law.
Under Arizona law, ARS 28-792, all drivers in Arizona must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian who is crossing a street without a traffic control signal and is in the crossway. Drivers may need to slow down or completely stop in order to avoid hitting the pedestrian. Furthermore, if a vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross, all other vehicles approaching the stopped vehicle must stop as well, and are prohibited from passing the stopped vehicle. Arizona law protects extends even to protect pedestrians crossing at an unmarked crosswalk.
As with car accidents, Arizona law requires all drivers to have motor vehicle insurance, which can work to protect harmed and injured pedestrians. As required by ARS 28-4009, the minimum coverage amounts under Arizona law includes:
- $15,000 per person for bodily injury or death.
- $30,000 per accident if more than two people are involved.
- $10,000 for property damage or destruction.
In a pedestrian accident when a driver is at fault, pedestrian medical expenses will be covered by the driver’s insurance.
STATISTICS IN ARIZONA
In a report by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) , local statistics confirm that most pedestrian fatalities occur in the evening, after dark. As the table below demonstrates, most pedestrian crashes, over 53%, occur in dark lighting conditions.
Source: Arizona Department of Transportation
The ADOT report further mentions the following Phoenix area interchanges as the locations with the most pedestrian crashes:
- Greenway Road/I-17
- 7th Avenue/I-10 Interchange
- Apache Boulevard/SR 101 Interchange
- Cactus Road/I-17 Interchange
- 32nd St/SR 202 Interchange
- Bethany Home Road/I-17 Interchange
- Camelback Road/I-17 Interchange
- Dunlap Avenue/I-17 Interchange
- University Drive/ SR 101 Interchange
- Baseline Road/I-10 Interchange
- Indian School Road/I-17 Interchange
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ACCIDENT ATTORNEY COST?
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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYERS
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