A very common New Haven auto accident with a cyclist or pedestrian occurs when someone is struck by a car leaving a driveway. These accidents are often a result of obstructions that make it difficult for the cyclist or pedestrian to see on-coming traffic.
The median age for this type of accident is 10 years old.
New Haven’s school children will be starting school shortly and still out riding their bicycles and these accidents will occur more frequently. Taking a few of the following steps can help you to stave off an accident of this type.
- Talk to your son or daughter about making sure he/she does not race out into on-coming traffic. Make them aware that no matter how safe your road seems to be, the possibility of a car racing down the street is always there, so looking both ways is a key way to prevent getting hurt.
- Cut back and bushes/trees that may obstruct the view of your child as they ride their bike or scooter into the street.
- Post a sign encouraging on-coming traffic to slow down and that there are children living at your address.
These few steps can help to prevent these types of accidents, but if an accident were to occur make sure to consult an experienced New Haven auto accident attorney immediately to see how they can protect your long term interests.