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A Pedestrian is Struck in Parking Lot While Holding a Child in Birmingham, Alabama


April 08, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, AL – According to an online news report at wbrc.com, a pedestrian, while holding a child, was struck in a parking lot located on Summit Boulevard.*  

Birmingham Fire says a person was taken to an area hospital after being hit by a car on Summit Boulevard.  Officials state it was a man holding a child but it is not clear whether the child or the man was injured and transported to the local hospital. 

The accident happened in front of a Johnny Rockets in Birmingham, Alabama.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.  It is not clear whether charges are expected to be filed due to the crash.

The above news story brings to mind what ways in which people can avoid pedestrians. Consider the following tips:

  • Always use official intersection walk signs and crosswalks. Do not cross until the signal appears indicating that it is safe to cross the road. Look both ways before crossing, even if you have a walk signal or you think a driver is going to stop to let you cross.
  • Never ever jaywalk, despite how tempting this can be.  Walking a little bit more to get to an official crosswalk can save your life.  It is a simple yet critical step to staying safe as a pedestrian. 
  • Try to avoid walking at night, which makes it harder for people in vehicles to see you. If you must walk at night, wear brightly colored clothing so you are visible.  This is also a good step to follow if you are walking around during the day. Also, wear reflective material and carry a flashlight or head lamp. 
  • Walk on streets that are well lit.  This way, like with flashlights and brightly colored clothing, drivers are more likely to see you, thereby avoiding an accident.
  • Do not walk using your cell phone. Meaning, wait until you are at a safe location to read text messages and emails.   Being alert and focused on your path can save your life.

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Source:http://www.wbrc.com/2019/03/24/man-holding-child-hit-by-vehicle-summit-parking-lot/

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