As it turns out. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are prevalent in San Francisco. pedestrians in San Francisco were far more likely to be killed in traffic collisions than drivers or their passengers,accounting for 54% of all traffic fatalities.
Out of all the information Ive found on this topic the only literature Ive found that remotely touched on how to handle the aftermath of an accident if you are the injured pedestrian or cyclist is this: In many instances, if you are hit by a car as a pedestrian, your own auto insurance may cover you.
But what if you don’t drive at all and therefore don’t carry auto insurance?
One organization that aims to try to raise awareness and change on the issue of pedestrian accidents is Walk SF:
“Walk San Francisco is San Francisco’s pedestrian advocacy group. Walk SF and its members are making San Francisco a more livable, walkable city and reclaiming our streets as shared public space for everyone to enjoy.”
“New legislation aims to protect pedestrians in SF”
Disturbing new statistics released Monday show that about three pedestrians are hit by cars in San Francisco every day.
“San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Injury Highlights Urgent Need For Street Safety”
A new report by Transportation for America, a coalition of planning and transit groups, found that pedestrian accidents comprise more than 50 percent of San Francisco’s total traffic fatalities, more than four times the national average.
“Dangerous by Design”
The decades-long neglect of pedestrian safety in the design and use of American streets is exacting a heavy toll on our lives. In the last decade, from 2000 through 2009, more than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States, the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of passengers crashing roughly every month. On top of that, more than 688,000 pedestrians were injured over the decade, a number equivalent to a pedestrian being struck by a car or truck every 7 minutes.
“Don’t Drive in San Francisco”
u could live in almost any San Francisco neighborhood and ditch your car, according to a 2011 Walk Score survey that finds that residents don’t really have to drive in San Francisco. Of the nation’s 50 largest cities, in fact, San Francisco is the second most walkable, just after New York, reports Walk Score, which measures the walkable-ness of addresses and neighborhoods.
“Pedestrian accidents up despite safety efforts”
“Pedestrian-vehicle injury collisions rising in San Francisco”
“Fact sheet on Pedestrian injuries”
“Drivers Not Punished for pedestrians death” (map of incidents)