1 Hurt in Napa Pedestrian Crash on Soscol Avenue and Shetler Avenue
NAPA, CA (December 8, 2020) – Friday evening, a man suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident on Soscol Avenue and Shetler Avenue.
The incident happened at 5:35 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Soscol Avenue, south of Shetler Avenue. Sgt. Mike Walund said that the pedestrian crossed the road outside a marked crossing. Then, an oncoming sport-utility vehicle hit him.
Thus, responders took him to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with critical injuries. However, the authorities expect him to survive.
Meanwhile, the authorities clarified that the SUV driver was not under the influence of any intoxicants.
At this time, the authorities continue to investigate the crash. Furthermore, they are urging anyone with information about the crash to contact Napa Police at 707-257-9223.
Furthermore, Walund asked pedestrians to always use marked crosswalks on busy routes.
What You Can Do if You Find Yourself in a Crash
When driving behind the wheel, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. As a pedestrian, make yourself visible and always walk on the sidewalks. Obey traffic laws and be cautious of your surroundings. Ultimately, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
Pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. Therefore, it’s a driver’s responsibility to yield and be prepared to stop.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, being wary when traveling on foot is important.
Moreover, locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and intersections.
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