Pedestrian injuries can happen due to various reasons, and Wisconsin is no exception. Here are some common causes of pedestrian injuries in Wisconsin:
- Distracted Driving: Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or otherwise distracted are more likely to cause accidents with pedestrians.
- Drunk Driving: Alcohol-impaired drivers are a leading cause of pedestrian accidents.
- Failure to Yield: Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or at intersections can cause serious accidents.
- Speeding: Drivers who are driving above the speed limit are more likely to cause accidents, especially when pedestrians are involved.
- Poor Lighting: Poor lighting conditions can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, especially at night.
- Pedestrian Error: Pedestrians who are not paying attention or are jaywalking can put themselves at risk of being hit by a car.
- Weather Conditions: Snow, ice, rain, and fog can make it harder for drivers to see pedestrians, especially if they are not wearing reflective clothing.
It’s important for both pedestrians and drivers to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings to prevent pedestrian accidents.
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