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Study highlights dangers of SUVs to pedestrians

Many consumers prefer to purchase sport utility vehicles for the safety these larger vehicles provide to occupants. Unfortunately, it seems that for people outside, especially those on foot, SUVs may be anything but safe. Results of a study conducted by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicate that more pedestrians die after being hit by SUVs than … Read more

Pedestrian accidents and work zones

Pedestrian accidents may happen in the roadway, when someone is trying to cross the street, but they also occur when pedestrians remain on the sidewalks and walkways. Work zones, in particular, put pedestrians in danger, both from regular traffic and from large trucks and other vehicles entering and exiting the area. According to WorkZoneSafety.org, in … Read more

Jackson Township woman sentenced in pedestrian death

A well-known, much loved 73-year-old North Canton man was struck and killed by a driver on a snowy night in February 2020.  Though it was an accident, the woman who caused that death has now been sentenced. The man was attempting to assist drivers who had been involved in a crash on the road in … Read more

Another pedestrian hit by a vehicle

A pedestrian was recently taken to the hospital after being hit along Ohio 87. The man was jogging in the bike lane when the auto-pedestrian accident occurred. The driver claimed to not see the jogger when he drove his 2015 Subaru Legacy through the intersection of Pinetree Road and South Woodland in Pepper Pike. Luckily, … Read more

Auto-pedestrian accidents can easily occur at crash sites

After a motor vehicle crash, the people involved will often exit their vehicles if they are able. When emergency responders arrive, they too, are often in the lanes of travel helping the injured or investigating the crash. With all of these people roaming around, it is not surprising that quite a few auto-pedestrian accidents occur … Read more

2 auto-pedestrian accidents raise questions about road safety

Nearly every city and town in Ohio, or anywhere else in the country for that matter, has at least one road and/or intersection where the number of crashes is inordinately high. Some even have higher instances of auto-pedestrian accidents than others do. When this happens, people in the area often wonder why something is not … Read more

Parking lot auto-pedestrian accidents can result in fatalities

People here in Ohio and elsewhere do not often consider parking lots particularly dangerous. Vehicles are supposed to move slower and those walking to and from their vehicles have the right-of-way. While that may be the case, many auto-pedestrian accidents occur in parking lots, and some result in fatalities. For instance, on what seemed to … Read more

What can be done to prevent auto-pedestrian accidents?

As the weather continues to improve here in Ohio, more people may take the time to get out and walk. With more people on foot, the possibility of auto-pedestrian accidents increases. While drivers need to pay attention and look out for them, pedestrians can take some steps to try to improve their chances of avoiding injury. Without … Read more