Types Of Pedestrian Car Accidents
When we say pedestrian car accidents, this refer to accidents between a car, truck, or motorcycle and a person not in a vehicle. Here are the following common types of pedestrian accidents:
- Crosswalk accidents – This happens when a pedestrian is legally in a crosswalk at the time of the accident and a vehicle fails to give pedestrians the right-of-way, striking them within the crosswalk.
- Parking lot and back-over accidents – This happens when a vehicle is backing up, such as pulling into or out of a parking space and strikes a pedestrian while in reverse. Back-over accidents are common in parking lots when cars may be blocking a driver’s view to the left or right and shoppers are quickly and consistently crossing the path of parked vehicles.
- Loss of control accidents – This includes sideswiping a pedestrian on a sidewalk or hitting a pedestrian after the loss of control of a vehicle. Many times such accidents can result in a pedestrian being “run-over” and trapped under the vehicle or crushed between the vehicle and another unmoving object, such as another vehicle or a building.