What are the most common causes of Virginia pedestrian accidents?

  • Reverse crashes: These types of pedestrian accidents most often occur in parking lots, driveways, and alleyways when a driver fails to see the pedestrian as the driver their vehicle in reverse.
  • Crosswalk (or intersection) accidents: This type of pedestrian accident occurs when the driver of a vehicle fails to use caution as they are driving towards, at or through a crosswalk, intersection, or driveway.
  • Failure to stop or yield: This type of pedestrian accident happens when a vehicle driver fails to stop or yield for a pedestrian who is at a crosswalk or intersection and has the right of way.
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