At any time of year, pedestrians face the risk of being struck by a reckless driver. Whether someone veers off of the road or fails to stop at a crosswalk, there are different ways that pedestrians are hit by reckless drivers and these accidents can prove fatal or lead to a severe injury. During certain occasions, such as the Fourth of July and other holidays, the risk of a pedestrian accident may be especially high and we will look into some factors related to July Fourth pedestrian accidents in this post.
People celebrate the Fourth in many ways. For some, backyard fireworks or a large firework display are a tradition, while others enjoy taking their boat on the water or celebrating with friends and family members. Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons why pedestrians may be especially likely to be hit by a car during this holiday. In certain areas, there may be a significant and unusual increase in pedestrian traffic as people walk back to their cars from a firework show. Many people light fireworks off near the road and walk around for other reasons. Furthermore, some drivers get behind the wheel while they are intoxicated, an especially concerning aspect of Fourth of July accidents.
If you or someone close to you suffered an injury after being hit by a car during the Fourth, it is important to know what your legal options are and do what you can to move forward. Our traffic accident section has more concerning pedestrian accidents.