Auto-Pedestrian Accidents

There are many things that drivers need to be aware of when driving on roads in the Toronto area. While other vehicles are likely the first thing that comes to mind, they are by no means the only other objects that need to be looked out for. In some situations pedestrians interact with cars as well. Drivers should always keep their eyes out for these individuals. There is good reason for this. When a pedestrian is struck by a car, the injuries inflicted can be devastating. The force of the impact can cause serious injuries or even death. 

Pedestrian accidents happen throughout the province of Ontario all too frequently. When they do, the pedestrians involved often end up seriously injured. While there are many reasons accidents of this nature could occur, as is the case with virtually any incident involving a vehicle, the weather can play a role. According to a report recently shared by the Weather Network, late last month, the weather is believed to have contributed to a high number of pedestrian accidents in Mississauga's neighbor, Toronto. 

Auto-pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in the GTA and across Canada, and it can be difficult to understand why. After all, every driver has the legal duty to take reasonable care, and all they need do to avoid hitting pedestrians is to watch for them and STOP.