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BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.
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According to a research carried out by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Centre in Baltimore, serious injuries to pedestrians listening to headphones have more than tripled in six years.
In many cases, the cars or trains are sounding horns that the pedestrians cannot hear, leading to fatalities in nearly three-quarters of cases, the university reports.
Everybody is aware of the risk of mobile phones and texting in automobiles, but more and more teenagers are distracted with the latest devices and headphones in their ears whilst walking or cycling.
The researchers in Maryland University reviewed 116 accident cases from 2004 to 2011 in which pedestrians were struck by trains or vehicles and found that in 70% of the cases, they were killed and more than two-thirds of victims were male and under the age of 30.
I have no doubt that if a study were to be carried out in the UK similar statistics would be revealed.
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