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Ways to Prevent Child Pedestrian Accidents

By Alpert Schreyer on May 18, 2011

Many children in the U.S. walk to and from school every day; children also travel on foot to meet friends or to get to after-school and weekend activities. However, children are more likely than the average adult pedestrian to suffer injury in a pedestrian accident. Knowing what makes children more vulnerable to accidents can help drivers learn to prevent Maryland child pedestrian accidents.

First, children are often involved in accidents because they can be difficult for drivers to see. Since children are smaller than adults, they often disappear between parked cars or behind objects on city street corners, so that drivers don’t see them until it’s too late. Watch parked cars, neighborhoods, and intersections carefully for children.

Next, children are more likely to suffer a Maryland pedestrian accident injury because their developing minds may not yet understand or interpret traffic behavior the way an adult mind can. For instance, a child may step into the road in front of a car because he isn’t yet capable of judging speed and distance. The child may think he has room to cross when in fact he doesn’t. Stay alert for kids waiting on the edges of roads who may try to cross, and teach children only to cross at designated crosswalks.

Even one child injured in a pedestrian accident is too many. If your child has been injured while walking to school or another place, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer today. For a free and confidential consultation, call us at 301-932-9997.

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