Pedestrian accidents are a common cause of injuries and sometimes, wrongful death. Hit and run accidents involving pedestrians are often severe. This is due in part to the nature of a car striking a human being without protection. The victim in a pedestrian accident has no protection from airbags on impact. Pedestrian accidents usually occur while a victim is crossing the street. Sometimes, the victim is already in the middle of the street while a vehicle fails to stop at a red light.