People enjoy going for walks in the morning for a lot of different reasons. Moreover, some have to walk because they need to get to work and have no other means of transportation, or they need to take care of some other important responsibility. Unfortunately, walking in the early morning hours presents a number of potential areas of concern. Sometimes, an accident is especially likely to take place at this time of the day. In this post, we will briefly cover several of the hazards that pedestrians need to watch out for if they go for a walk in the early hours of the morning.
For starters, visibility is often a challenge during this time. Whether the sun has not risen yet or it is very low in the sky, drivers and pedestrians often have a harder time seeing each other. Additionally, fog is sometimes present in the morning and this is very dangerous. Aside from visibility, fatigue is another major concern. Many drivers are very tired after waking up and they place lives in danger when getting behind the wheel while drowsy. Some fall asleep, while others veer off the road and into the path of a pedestrian.
On top of these concerns, many people are in a rush (including pedestrians). Whether someone is running late for work or has to run an important errand before moving on with their day, drivers sometimes speed in the morning and lives are endangered by drivers who are rushing around. If you were hit by a reckless driver for any reason while you were walking, it is imperative to explore any legal options that are on the table. Our site goes over other issues related to traffic accident consequences.