Pedestrian Walking His Dog is Struck By Car; Sustains Serious Injuries
LOS ANGELES, CA – According to an online report from losangeles.cbslocal.com, a man sustains serious injuries after a Honda slammed into a sports utility vehicle, slammed into a fire hydrant, and then struck a man walking his dog on the sidewalk.*
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by local law enforcement.
While the above pedestrian accident was unavoidable, it does bring to mind the ways in which pedestrians can reduce their chances of being struck by a vehicle. These tips are as follows:
- Always cross a roadway at designated crosswalks or intersections. Be sure that you pay attention to road signals that indicate whether you can walk or not. Do not cross when the signal indicates that it is not safe to cross the road.
- Do not jaywalk. This means that you should never cross the road unless you are in a designated crosswalk or intersection. Many accidents occur because pedestrians choose to ignore signals and cross a roadway, which is highly dangerous and may result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries should they be struck by a vehicle.
- Take steps to be more visible to drivers, especially at night. This means that you should wear reflective clothing. Do not wear dark clothes at night should you plan to walk. This reduces your visibility and may lead to pedestrian accidents. During the day, it is highly recommended that you wear brightly colored clothing to be as visible as possible to drivers.
- Only go across the street in well-lit areas. This increases your visibility and reduces your chance of being struck by a vehicle.
- If possible, make eye contact with drivers in vehicles that are stopped to be sure they see you before you cross the road in front of them.
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