A pedestrian who was crossing in the middle of a block was killed after being hit by a car, according to 9 News. While a 9 News reporter was at the scene reporting on the incident, she saw another pedestrian jaywalking.[caption id="attachment_163" align="alignright" width="300"] Horizontal view of car hit young woman[/caption] Although the pedestrian was crossing the street illegally, police believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Pedestrian accidents have become an increasingly big problem in the Denver area in 2013. Through April, there has been nearly a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian accidents. The Mayor’s office, in conjunction with the Police, Public School, and some bicycle safety groups have begun the Heads Up campaign to try to curb the number of pedestrian collisions.
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The rise in the number of pedestrian accidents, and the accompanying rise in the number of pedestrian fatalities is certainly disturbingly high. Our car accident lawyers know that pedestrians and cyclists are much more vulnerable to serious injury in accidents than passengers in cars and trucks. As such, the injuries sustained are often much more severe. Serious injuries that cause permanent disability are sadly common, and victims may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives. This medical care become incredibly expensive, very quickly. There may even be Colorado criminal charges for the driver of the car.