North Birmingham Pedestrian Accident Leaves One Woman Dead
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – According to an online news article published by patch.com, a woman died in an early morning accident when she was struck by a vehicle in north Birmingham.*
An early morning north Birmingham accident has left one woman dead. The woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was crossing 1stAvenue North at around 2:00 a.m. The woman was utilizing a crosswalk at the time she was struck by the vehicle. After striking the woman, the vehicle proceeded to hit a gas line in front of a nearby Motel 8.
Additional details regarding the accident are not yet available. As such, authorities have not determined a cause of the accident or whether the driver will be facing criminal charges.
Pedestrian Accidents Often Happen at Night
Pedestrians are killed every day in the United States as they are crossing streets, some of which may have crosswalks and others that may not. Walking at night is always a little riskier than walking during the daytime. However, crosswalks are designed to allow passengers to cross the street at any given time of the day or night. Because visibility is low at night, many pedestrian accidents happen during this time when drivers may not be able to see very well or may not expect to see a pedestrian crossing the street.
Additionally, nighttime pedestrian accidents may happen more frequently at intersections, where there are no stop signs or traffic lights. While such intersections may have crosswalks, drivers who are not required to stop at a stop sign or traffic light are more likely to plow through the intersection without cautiously looking for pedestrians.
Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately on the rise, and while driver conduct, as well as pedestrian conduct, play a role, a lack of safe crosswalks or traffic signals certainly contributes to many pedestrian accidents.
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