There are many ways in which pedestrians are struck by vehicles, whether someone is trying to walk to work in the morning or they are hit by a truck while trying to cross the road. Sometimes, people are even hurt while walking on their own property or in front of their house. In the spring months, many people spend time in their yard due to outdoor maintenance, which may include lawn care, gardening, trimming trees, and other tasks. Unfortunately, these activities can be dangerous, especially if they are working near the road and there is a lot of traffic in front of the house.
There are a number of reasons why a pedestrian accident may be even more likely with regard to outdoor maintenance. For example, someone who is working may not be able to hear a car coming due to the loud sounds that emanate from equipment they are using, such as a mower or a weed whip. Moreover, some people wear headphones while working, which can also interfere with their ability to hear traffic. To add to these risks, some people become exhausted while working in the yard during a hot afternoon, which can further increase the chances of something going wrong.
Drivers should be mindful of those who are working near the road and the same applies to people who are performing work. Unfortunately, some reckless drivers have upended the lives of innocent people who were simply working in their yard. If you head over to the crash page on our law firm’s website, more pedestrian accident info can be accessed.