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Back-to-back pedestrian-type accidents serve as a safety reminder

While many residents in Flagstaff use motor vehicles to get around, sidewalks and crosswalks in the area and throughout the state of Arizona still get a lot of foot traffic. Whether people are only a pedestrian for a short amount of time, such as during the walk from their car to a building, or they are using their feet or a bicycle are their primary means of transportation, it is important that motorists are attentive of non-vehicles traveling on or near the roadway.

Due to two recent collisions involving a vehicle and a non-vehicle, emergency crews in Arizona issued safety reminders for pedestrians and cyclists in Bullhead City. According to preliminary reports, a woman was transported to the hospital following a vehicle versus wheelchair accident.

This collision occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Riviera Boulevard and Marina Boulevard when a pickup truck crashed into a woman in a wheelchair. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This accident is still under investigation and was the second car versus pedestrian-type incident occurring that day in that area.

According to reports, a few hours prior to this collision a crash between a vehicle and a bike occurred. Preliminary investigation revealed that the bike had been traveling on the wrong side of the road. Authorities found the cyclist to be at fault in that incident, although no citations were issued.

The occurrence of these pedestrian-type accidents occurring back-to-back in the area serves as a reminder that motorists and pedestrians have duties when traveling on the road. An inattentive driver could easily be the cause of an auto-pedestrian crash. If an investigation reveals that the negligence of a motorist led to the accident liability could be placed on the driver. Additionally, a personal injury claim could help an injured victim recover compensation for any injuries, damages and losses suffered.

Source: Mohavedailynews.com, "Accidents spawn safety reminder," DK McDonald, March 1, 2016

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