Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for pedestrians, especially for children. On Halloween a child is more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle than any other day of the year. Here are a few tips of how to avoid pedestrian accidents on Halloween.
- Watch for Cars
Whether your kids are trick or treating with you or with a group of friends it is important to make sure they are aware of cars while out in the neighborhood. Remind them to always use sidewalks and use crosswalks when available.
- Wear Proper Costume
Before your child heads out for some fun make sure they are able to see out of their mask or that the costume isn’t too big they end up tripping over it. Also be sure that they have some type of reflective material so that cars may see them when it gets dark.
- Drive Cautiously
If you are driving on Halloween, it’s important to take extra precautions when driving. Be sure to drive slowly through neighborhoods, keep your lights on, and expect the unexpected. Many kids will be running around and not always remember the dangers of running through the streets so be on the lookout for all the goblins and princesses crossing your path.
While Halloween is a fun evening for the children it can also be extremely dangerous. Be sure to follow these tips on how to avoid pedestrian accidents on Halloween and remember always accompany young children when trick or treating, create a plan for older children, wear proper clothing, and always be aware of vehicles.
What to After a Pedestrian Accident
If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, call the police, get witnesses contact information, seek medical treatment ASAP, and contact a personal injury attorney. By following these steps, you increase your chances of recovering compensation in a personal injury case.
Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. is a Mississippi Personal Injury Law Firm helping clients throughout the State and throughout the Country get the compensation they deserve when injured. Our experienced accident attorneys have over 130 years of combined experience dealing with pedestrian accidents, car wrecks, 18-wheeler crashes, and more.