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Dangerous Road Design May Contribute to Pedestrian Accidents

Bay Area news reports that several pedestrians, including a child, were injured in a San Francisco car accident. The pedestrian/car collision occurred at or near the intersection of 17th street and Potrero Avenue. According to reports, a child in a stroller along with the child’s grandmother were taken to the hospital. Two additional people were injured in the car involved in the accident.

While San Francisco has made efforts to improve pedestrian safety, statistics report that in 2015, 24 pedestrians and 5 cyclists were killed in car/pedestrian or car/bicycle collisions on city streets. The city’s “Vision Zero” goal is to end all traffic deaths by 2024. The goal was implemented as the result of the rising number of deaths and collisions occurring in San Francisco, with many of these accidents occurring in notoriously dangerous intersections and high traffic corridors. Part of the campaign includes redesigning hazardous streets, as well as increasing public awareness.

“Roadway negligence” may be a factor in an accident when design of a road is a factor in causing or contributing to a person’s injury. This may be the lack of appropriate signage, poor maintenance or poor design.

For more information or if you or someone you love has been injured in a San Francisco pedestrian accident, please contact the experienced and compassionate San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.