The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that more than 800 people are involved in pedestrian accidents in San Francisco each year. More than two pedestrians are hit each day. That accounts for about a “quarter of all injury crashes and, according to some reports, nearly half the city’s traffic fatalities.” A 2008 report by the New York City Department of Transportation found that San Francisco had a higher incident rate per 100,000 residents than New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo!
The Chronicle identifies the top 10 most dangerous parts of San Francisco for walkers to be the Financial District, Tenderloin, South of Market and Bayview neighborhoods. More than 98 % of people who are hit by cars in San Francisco are sent to San Francisco General. A study by the hospitals injury center found the cost of treatment of 3,619 injured pedestrians between 2004-2008 amounted to $171 Million.
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by motorists who fail to yield and by inattentive drivers. At the Strick Injury Law and Mediation we have helped many severely injured individuals who have been hit by a motor vehicle. If you have any questions about how you may Right the Wrong you have suffered as a result of motorist we encourage you to contact our offices.
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