Cumberland County Pedestrian Crash Tragically Kills One
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TN - Crossville-chronicle.com writes that a man died in a pedestrian crash in Cumberland County this week. The victim has now been identified as a 43-year-old man. Reports indicate that the man attempted to cross Genesis Road and was struck by a 2013 Hyundai.*
Responders rushed the victim to the hospital, but he reportedly died in the ambulance. The driver, identified as a 59-year-old woman, has not received any citations in relation to the incident.
Pedestrians are more often killed in crashes at night. Driver visibility is a leading cause of these incidents, as it can be difficult for motorists to identify people on the road in the dark. In many places around the country, officials are starting to take a new approach to pedestrian crashes and other motor vehicle collisions. While there has been a tendency to accept such tragedies as inevitable, newer safety initiatives push to find solutions to these problems. Of course, human error factors into most deadly car accidents, and so any effective plan will have to account for our often-imperfect decision making.
One way to improve safety in urban areas is to lower the speed limit. In many cases, there is no reason for cars to be traveling quickly through heavily populated areas where people are likely to be out and crossing the road. Some believe that lowering the speed limit to 20 mph could significantly reduce deadly pedestrian accidents. The chances of surviving being struck by a car that is driving twenty miles an hour are strong. About nine out of ten victims would live through these incidents, and many crashes would likely be avoided altogether because the people involved would be able to take evasive actions.
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Sources:https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/local_news/pedestrian-dies-in-traffic-mishap/article_544354b4-420e-11ea-8cc5-1f7bcce1a024.html and https://usa.streetsblog.org/2016/05/31/3-graphs-that-explain-why-20-mph-should-be-the-limit-on-city-streets/ andhttps://visionzeronetwork.org/with-pedestrian-fatalities-on-the-rise-solutions-found-in-vision-zero/