Jogger Struck by a Vehicle in Homewood, Alabama
HOMEWOOD, AL – According to an online news report at wtvm13.com, a jogger was hit by a vehicle in Homewood, Alabama.*
A section of Shades Creek Parkway in Homewood was shut down this past weekend after a jogger was hit by an automobile.
According to the Homewood Police Department indicates that the accident occurred in front of Brookwood Village close to Highway 280. The jogger was transported to a local hospital and is listed as in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle that hit into the jogger did not leave the scene of the accident, per the local police.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The accident is currently being investigated by local police.
There are several reasons why serious and sometimes fatal pedestrian accidents happen. The majority of pedestrian-related accidents occur in the roadway, with most happening on suburban and urban streets. In this view, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are as follows:
Jaywalking. This refers to when a pedestrian crosses outside of a crosswalk. This is especially dangerous and often leads to serious and sometimes
Unmarked crosswalks. Pedestrians who walk in unmarked crosswalks at intersections are prone to being struck by a vehicle because they are not as visible as necessary to cross safely. When a crosswalk is marked clearly, the chance of an accident substantially decreases.
Dark clothing. Seventy percent of pedestrian crashes occur at night because of inadequate lighting and pedestrians wearing dark clothing that makes them less visible to motorists.
Distracted walking. Drivers are not the only ones who are distracted. Pedestrians who are texting while walking or talking on their cellphones can be at risk for being struck by a vehicle because they are not paying attention. Statistics demonstrate that eight percent of pedestrian accidents happen when pedestrians are using their cellphones and/or musical devices.
Alcohol consumption. Both drivers and pedestrians sometimes make poor decisions to use roadways after drinking. Many deadly pedestrian accidents occur when a person has been drinking and is too impaired to walk safely on a roadway.
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