The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDoT) is launching a new project in the City of Wilmington. This project aims to improve pedestrian safety at a very busy intersection at Pennsylvania Avenue and South Union Street. The improvements will include the creation of channeled islands, pedestrian signals, and a new traffic light. Pennsylvania Avenue can be a very dangerous street for pedestrians and there are currently no safe places to cross the street. The railroad bridge that separates the northern and southern halves of Union Street is also very dangerous for pedestrians and motorists. There are many blind spots near the bridge that make right turns and crossing the street very difficult. A new traffic signal will make this area significantly less dangerous and will keep traffic moving at an appropriate pace. This project is expected to be completed by the end of January.
Pedestrian accidents are very scary situations and can cause severe injuries or death to occur. Delaware is unfortunately ranked worst in the nation for pedestrian accidents and death on a per-capita basis. In Delaware, both the driver and the pedestrian can be at fault for an accident. Negligence is determined by what percentage fault is attributed to the driver.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the Wilmington pedestrian accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow will help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team of attorneys understand how serious a pedestrian accident is and will work with you every step of the way. We will ensure that your rights are protected. Call us today at (302) 427-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation. With offices in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we represent injured pedestrians throughout Delaware, including those in Wilmington, Hockessin, Newark, Glasgow, Bear, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Lewes, Georgetown, and Seaford, as well as those in New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.