The Baltimore area presents certain challenges when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Our area has always been highly congested. These days drivers speed more than ever and cell phones create a never ending opportunity for distraction. On the other hand it is also true that in certain neighborhoods jaywalking is more common than using crosswalks.
Two facts underscore this crisis: the Baltimore metro area is ranked 55 nationally in the number of pedestrian car accident fatalities. Moreover, between 2005 and 2015 there were over 1.79 fatalities per 100,000 Maryland residents. That's an astronomical rate.
Proposed solutions have included the following:
Reducing the distance between crosswalks;
Installing median fences to discourage jaywalking;
Lowering the speed limit; and
Increasing the placement of speed cameras.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian auto accident Email or call us at: (443) 454-4579 to discuss your case today.