Person Struck and Injured by Vehicle on Interstate 15
Las Vegas, NV (July 06, 2021) – On Monday, a pedestrian was injured in Interstate 15 crash.
The accident happened at about 7:06 a.m. on the northbound off-ramp for Interstate 15.
Officers believe a passenger car was moving at a high rate of speed when it rotated clockwise. Afterwards, the driver struck a person standing on a paved curb.
Then, the vehicle went off the pavement and onto the side of the ramp. It crashed through a fence and into a large pole for a gas station sign.
Rescuers took both the driver and pedestrian to UMC.
The pedestrian incurred critical injuries, while the driver’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Meanwhile, officers are investigating the crash.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Make it your practice to always maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time should the vehicle ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
That is why it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
-First, always drive at a controllable speed.
-Then, it is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
– Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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