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Pedestrian Accident

Defining Pedestrian Right of Way

Motor vehicle accidents kill 5,000 pedestrians and injure nearly 65,000 people walking each year. Any type of car accident that results in death or injury is tragic, but how do you know if it was the driver or the pedestrian who had the right of way? When Do Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way? Pedestrians’ right of way is well defined legally in intersections, where cars and walkers most frequently meet. When the light is green, and the walking signal is on at an intersection with stoplights and turn signals, cars must yield to pedestrians and allow them the right of way. When...

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