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New Sneakers Developed for Child Safety

A new line of light up sneakers was recently developed by a central Florida couple in hopes that the sneakers will help to keep people safe. The shoes, called LEDsneakers, were created by Kenny and Stacy Bare. They came up with the idea of the shoes after a student at the school where Stacy taught was hit by a car. Stacy stated that it was dark at the time and the student was outside waiting for the bus. The driver, ostensibly, could not see the student, which contributed to the accident.

The Bares claim that their shoes are different than other light-up shoes, and are designed more for safety rather than fun. In general, children’s light-up shoes will only illuminate when the child is walking or stomping their feet. With the LEDsneakers, the light stays on so that even when a person is standing still, the shoes will still stay illuminated. The shoes have a button that turns the LED lights on and off, and changes the lights’ colors and patterns as well. The LED light is powered by a battery that can be charged via a USB port.

The LEDsneakers are currently in production and will be available online in late January 2015, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Information and updates about the sneakers are available through the Facebook page. The Bares hope that their sneakers will help to make a difference and keep people safe in places such as central Florida, where car accidents that involve pedestrians are unfortunately common.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents, like the one involving the student, are sadly common in Florida, and often lead to catastrophic accidents. Even at a slow speed, a pedestrian will likely be seriously injured if struck by a vehicle. The sheer size of a vehicle compared to a pedestrian leaves the latter with few defenses in the event of a collision.

Who Is at Fault?

While it may seem that the person who is driving the car is generally at fault in a pedestrian accident, that is not always the case. A person may be walking illegally across the street, or may jump into the road, leaving an oncoming car with no time to stop.

In some cases, both parties may be jointly at fault, which could reduce the amount of money that a person can recover in damages. Of course, because a pedestrian may face significant medical bills and other expenses as a result of an accident, anyone involved in such a crash should consult with an attorney immediately.

Have You Been Hurt as a Pedestrian?

If you or someone you know was injured in a pedestrian accident, we ask you to contact us today for help. Our attorneys will examine the specifics of your case, and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. From our office in Brandon, we help clients in Tampa, New Tampa, Plant City, East Hillsborough County and throughout the state of Florida. Contact Reed & Reed for a free consultation.

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