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Saturday Night Crash in New Bern. North Carolina Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition

September 29, 2019

New Bern, N.C. – writes that a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian left a man fighting for his life. The victim, a 50-year-old man, was struck late in the evening by a Buick Envoy.*

The victim was taken to the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville by airlift. Reports indicate the pedestrian was in critical condition. 

Charges have not yet been filed against the 67-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck the victim.

Fatal pedestrian accidents have been increasing around the country even as other types of vehicle deaths have been on the decline. Vehicles such as SUVs are often seen as part of the issue. Larger vehicles are now dominating the United States job market. These vehicles create additional risks to people traveling on foot as they are heavier and cause more damage when they hit a person. 

Studies have also indicated that pedestrians often share some of the liability for these accidents. For instance, alcohol factors into many pedestrian accidents, but it is often the case that the pedestrian was drinking and not the driver. In these instances, pedestrians may be in the roadway, crossing in unsafe locations, at times when it is unsafe to do so. These accidents are also more common at night when visibility creates an additional hazard for people on the road.

Whether the fault lies with the person walking or the driver, the pedestrian will be the one to suffer the consequences.

The automobile industry is taking steps to help save pedestrians from being struck by vehicles. New technology can help alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians and even brake in the event of an emergency. Manufacturers are also designing better headlights. Nearly two-thirds of pedestrian deaths take place at night, and better visibility for drivers could go a long way towards saving lives.

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