New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
A study conducted by Ohio State University (Distracted Walking, Injuries Soar For Pedestrians on Phones, Accident Analysis and Prevention, August 2013 Issue), has shown a dramatic increase in the amount of cell phone related pedestrian accidents. New York Car accident attorneys Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP today issued a statement offering expert commentary on the findings.
The study shows that the frequency of cell phone related pedestrian injuries has more than doubled since 2005, with those between the ages of 16-25 being the most at risk. The cell phone related injuries that have been documented have been the result of distracted actions ranging from falling off of walkways and bridges to walking in front of moving traffic.
“Pedestrian safety has always been a major concern of ours,” said Adnan Munawar, a partner at New York City based Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “With the rise of the rapid communication that cell phones and tablets bring to us, everyone, including motorists, cyclists and of course, pedestrians must be vigilant of their surroundings now more than ever.”
“Devices like smartphones and tablets do make our lives easier, but that convenience comes with a risk of distraction,” said Munawar. “A distracted walker can pose the same risk to public safety as a distracted motorist or cyclist, and can be just as liable if they are the cause of an accident that results in injury or death.”
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