Tips for Being Safe on Halloween–the Most Dangerous Day for Pedestrian Child Fatalities
Happy Halloween! If you plan to take your children trick-or-treating tonight, there are some very important safety precautions that you need to keep in mind. According to State Farm, Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children pedestrian fatalities. An average of 5.5 children are killed in pedestrian accidents on Halloween, while the daily average on any other given day is only about 2.6 children. Being safe on Halloween is so vitally important.
Within 21 years, there have been about 115 child pedestrian fatalities. This does not take into account the hundreds of other children that are simply injured in pedestrian accidents. Children between the ages of 12-15 make up 32% of all child pedestrian fatalities on Halloween, and children 5-8 account for about 23% of these fatalities. Over 70% of all child pedestrian injury accidents happen away from an intersection or crosswalk.
Most of these accidents happen with a driver that is between 15 and 25. Younger drivers have the tendency to drive while distracted, speed in residential neighborhoods, and fail token their eyes on the road, As a result, they cause about 33% of all pedestrian accidents that happen on Halloween.
Thankfully, the number of fatalities per year due to child pedestrian accidents on Halloween has been declining. Being safe on Halloween is still important, however since the deadliest hour for fatalities is between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, and over 60% of all accidents happen between 5:00 p, and 9:00 pm.
If your loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, then you need to contact a lawyer right away for more information. With the right attorney on your side, you will have the ability to seek compensation from the responsible party to ensure the best possible healthcare for an injury, or a large settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit. Talk to Greenberg & Stein for more information!