James E. Ballidis
In a month already marked by numerous pedestrian accidents among older adults in Orange County and Los Angeles, yet another elderly man has been fatally struck. Shortly after 6:30 last evening, the driver of a sedan hit the 80-year-old as he was traversing a Glendale crosswalk at the intersection of Columbus and California Avenues. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. This California injury was reported by the Los Angeles Times.
“This spike in pedestrian accidents among the elderly and older adults, particularly elderly men, is very unfortunate,” remarked a California pedestrian injury lawyer. “The fact that the majority of these accidents have occurred in crosswalks should serve as a warning to California drivers to be more cautious at intersections.”
The risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident, explained the California pedestrian injury lawyer, is higher for men than for women, as well as for adults 65 and older. Of the 4,378 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2008, 18% were older adults, and the male pedestrian fatality rate was more than double that of females, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The California pedestrian injury lawyers at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of the accident victim mentioned in this article.
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