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What exactly is a pedestrian accident and doesn't a pedestrian always have the right of way?

A pedestrian accident occurs when a motor vehicle hits a person who is traveling by foot. This type of accident is known to happen near intersections, but can also occur anywhere along the roads or in parking lots. Although most often the pedestrian has the right of way, there are other instances when they do not. Pedestrians should be cautious of their roadways and cannot simply walk wherever they choose. As a pedestrian, you should always use a crosswalk when crossing the street and be sure that all cars have come to a complete stop.

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