Pedestrian Suffers Severe Injuries in Okaloosa County, Florida
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL- Wearetv.com writes that a car hit and severely harmed a pedestrian in Okaloosa County late last week. The crash occurred near Racetrack Road where the 55-year-old female victim was attempting to cross the street in a designated crosswalk.*
Police identified the driver as an 86-year-old woman who was attempting to turn left when she struck the victim. Responders transported the victim to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where she is recovering from severe injuries. Officers cited the driver for violating the pedestrian’s right-of-way.
While pedestrians do not always have the right-of-way, when a vehicle is turning, and a person is in the crosswalk, the pedestrian is permitted to cross before the vehicle gets to go. This is true even when drivers have a green light.
Pedestrian detecting technology is one of the most promising ways to lower the number of people killed in these accidents around the country. While newer cars have forms of this technology, many cars still on the road are older models that are not equipped with such safety features. Long after the technology is capable of protecting people, older cars will likely continue to put pedestrians in harm’s way.
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