The Growing Risk of Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accidents in the Bay Area

A frightening trend is occurring around San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area: Hit-and-run incidents and car-pedestrian accidents are on the rise.

These types of accidents often result in severe injury or the death of victims. In the case of hit-and-run accidents, it can be difficult for victims to recover compensation without a liable party known or present.

San Francisco’s Pedestrian Accident Problem

On July 22, 2019, the San Francisco Examiner reported on the frequency of pedestrian accidents in the city, with a focus on a four-day period in which two fatalities occurred. On Thursday, July 18th, a man was killed when he was hit by a semi-truck. A couple of days later on Sunday, July 21st, a pedestrian was killed in a pedestrian accident that also injured the deceased man’s wife.

These incidents are inspiring action from advocates in the city who wish for increased safety measures. Supporters are proposing initiatives such as more traffic law enforcement, cameras, and research into the issue.

Hit-and-Run Accidents: A Statewide Issue

In the Bay Area, and throughout the state of California, a rise in hit-and-run accidents is indicative of a nationwide trend. The percentage of deaths that resulted from a hit-and-run incident rose approximately 7% between 2009 and 2016, reports The Mercury News.

The frequency of pedestrian and hit-and-run accidents in and around San Francisco is a cause for concern. Both types of incidents exhibit a high level of negligence on the part of the at-fault driver. Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injury, and a hit-and-run accident leaves victims with little to no evidence of who is responsible for the crime. The aftermath of either of these incidents can be debilitating, but if you were injured in a hit-and-run or pedestrian accident in the San Francisco area, you are not out of options. B&D Law Group, APLC is available to discuss your case.

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