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Stay Away From This Scary Vancouver Pedestrian Accident Hot Spot

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Posted on Feb 19, 2013

Whether you suffered a devastating injury in a Vancouver pedestrian accident, or you simply want to avoid trouble on our city's streets, consider staying far away from the intersection of 12th Avenue and Granville Street.

According to a recent exposé in a local paper, that intersection alone has witnessed 10 horrendous accidents over the past 30 years. Andrea Molner, the owner of a department store that sits on the intersection, has petitioned Vancouver city government officials for years to do something about the dangerous situation. Molner believes that the strange timing of a traffic light near her store encourages drivers to gun through a nearby red light.

Many accidents at the intersection follow a similar theme: A car traveling east on 12th smashes into a vehicle traveling north on Granville. The two vehicles then collide into other vehicles and sometimes crash into nearby buildings.

Somehow, the timing of the green lights leading up to 12th skews drivers' perceptions—it subconsciously triggers them to speed up and blast through the red light.

Molner worries that if the city fails to do something to rectify the scary situation, more accidents will follow—as well as more damage to her building.

Whether the city fixes this accident hot spot or not, the takeaway is clear: Pedestrian accidents do not happen randomly. To understand what triggered your accident and what you can do about it, get in touch with a Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyer at McComb Witten today. We can provide you with effective guidance in terms of getting compensated, dealing with agents from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), and piecing your life back together. Call us at 604-255-9018 for a free consultation.

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