Male   Female
  • Pedestrian accidents have skyrocketed
  • April 30, 2014
  • iStock_000016763538SmallBy

    More than 1,500 pedestrians were estimated to be treated in emergency rooms for accidents in 2010 for injuries related to using a cellphone while walking, according to a nationwide study.

    “If current trends continue, I wouldn’t be surprised if the number of injuries to pedestrians caused by cell phones doubles again between 2010 and 2015,” said Jack Nasar, co-author of the study and professor at Ohio State University.

    “So much attention has been paid, and rightly so, to distracted driving that we have ignored the fact that distracted walking and crossing can be just as risky,” said David Melton, a driving safety expert with Liberty Mutual Insurance. “From an early age, we all learn how to safely cross the street – look both ways, wait for the walk sign – but as adults, many of us seem to forget those simple rules.”

    If you are injured in an accident while texting, walking and not paying attention, you may be found at fault, which would limit your ability to collect compensation for your recovery. However, if a driver of a car, train or bicycle that collided with you was also distracted, he or she may share the responsibility with you.

    As spring blossoms and we enter the summer months, more pedestrians are taking advantage of being outside. It is important to teach teenagers with cellphones how dangerous texting and crossing a street can be. Ages 16-25 have been most affected by serious injury or even death.

  • Category: Articles Library, Auto Insurance, Company Profiles, Health Insurance, Life Insurance

Leave a Reply



Consumer Insurance Guide SM provides a wide selection of originally-authored articles and expert advice targeted to the self-directed insurance shopper. Our mission is to provide consumers with useful, money-saving information on all things having to do with making sound insurance purchase decisions.

Consumer Insurance Guide SM is owned by Life Quotes, Inc. 8205 South Cass Avenue, Darien, IL. For editorial, content feeds, advertising and lead purchase opportunities, contact Robert Bland at

Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates and, two online consumer insurance information services that cater to the needs of self-directed personal and corporate insurance shoppers.

About Us  |   Contact Us  |   Press Releases  |   The Best Privacy Policy  |   Life Insurance  |   Careers
For Agents & Brokers  |   Site Map  |  

Copyright ©1984-2015 Life Quotes, Inc., 8205 South Cass Avenue, Suite 102, Darien, Illinois. Life Quotes, Inc. and certain of its personnel are licensed as insurance agents, brokers or producers in all states. CA agent #0A13858, LA agent #200696, MA agent #333509159. dba Life Quotes Insurance Services in CA under agent #0827712, in LA under agent #205078. dba Life Quotes Insurance Services, Inc. in UT under agent #90093. All rights reserved. Telephone (630) 515-0170. Founded 1984.