Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in Myrtle Beach, Loris and Conway
. Pedestrian accidents in the area are commonly caused by drivers failing to check for pedestrians at a crosswalk. Many of the drivers are distracted by texting and other mobile devices and passengers. Many drivers who cause pedestrian injury are also speeding and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A pedestrian injury attorney
from Josephs Law Firm
might be able to help in such cases.
The most dangerous streets for pedestrians are in urban areas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, 73 percent of fatalities occur on urban streets. Only 32 percent of pedestrians are killed between 8 p.m. and midnight, so the majority occur after midnight when more drunk drivers are out as well as during daytime hours.