Rochester Officials Working to Improve Pedestrian Safety

by | November 11th, 2013

November 11, 2013

The safety of pedestrians traveling along roadways is becoming a major concern for officials in New York, considering more than 16,000 motor vehicle collisions involving pedestrians in the state last year alone. The Rochester Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices say one pedestrian crash served as a catalyst for city officials to adopt changes for several dangerous intersections.

An article from the Daily Messenger explained that on Sept. 10, a 56-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle being driven by a 50-year-old on South Main Street, near Saltonstall and Antis Streets in Rochester. Reports indicate it was the second fatal accident to occur at the crossing in recent months.

The incidents prompted officials to aim efforts toward preventing such accidents from occurring in the future by voting for the installation of several flashing crosswalk signs at three crossings along South Main Street deemed to be safety hazards. Experts say that the signs have been shown to significantly decrease the chances of accidents at dangerous intersections.

William Mattar and his Rochester Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of the serious dangers pedestrians face along the highway. That is why the firm would like to applaud state and local officials for addressing these issues, and our legal team is hopeful to see more done in the future.