Halloween Pedestrian Accidents [Infographic]
Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians. Children are twice as likely to die in Halloween pedestrian accidents than any other night. Think about that before you head out to trick or treat with your children.
At Kane & Silverman, safety is our top priority. That’s why we put together this article to help keep you and your children safe. Don’t be a Halloween pedestrian accident statistic.
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Halloween Pedestrian Injury Statistics
On average in the US, there are about 2.6 child pedestrian fatalities per day. But, on Halloween, this jumps to 5.5 fatalities. Kids age 12-15 are at greater risk. Why? Many kids this age are unsupervised by adults. The National Safety Council states children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night.
Several Reasons Children Are At Greater Risk:
Always consider costume safety when choosing the right outfit. Avoid masks that block parts of your vision. If your child can’t see their surroundings, they can’t see danger around them. Additionally, dark-colored costumes make it hard for drivers to see children. If drivers can’t see your child, they won’t know to stop until it’s too late.
Kids get excited at the prospect of free candy behind every door. They need a reminder about pedestrian safety. Stay on the sidewalk. Cross the road at crosswalks. Look both ways before and while crossing the street. And, wait until cars stop before crossing the road, even when you have the right of way.
Be as visible as possible. Take a flashlight. Trick or treat on well-lit streets. Add some reflective tape to your costume to increase visibility. Never go alone. Trick or treat with a group.
When To Call An Injury Lawyer
Any time you’ve been injured, call an experienced injury lawyer to discuss your options. Don’t trust a stranger will “do the right thing” and pay for your injury out of their own pocket. Protect yourself with real legal advice for your situation.
Pedestrian Injury Lawyer
Kane & Silverman has recovered millions of dollars in pedestrian injury cases. Our Pennsylvania and New Jersey pedestrian injury attorneys can help you. Call or text us at 215-232-1000 to discuss your injury with a member of our legal team. Or, use our contact form to schedule a free injury consultation today.