Man Struck by Jeep in Crash on State Highway 88
Pine Grove, CA (August 21, 2021) – A crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred on State Highway 88 on Friday morning.
The incident took place on August 20 in the area of State Highway 88 at about 8:08 a.m.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found a man lying on the road. According to the report, a vehicle identified as a jeep compass ran over the pedestrian.
However, due to the lack of details, it is unclear what events led up to the collision.
Furthermore, authorities have not released the identification of the victim as well as the severity of the injuries sustained.
Speeding As Common Cause of Pedestrian Accidents
There are a number of ways on how to avoid pedestrian accidents such as this one. One of which is by being aware of the common causes of a vehicle versus pedestrian type of accident. In cases where drivers are speeding, they tend to lose reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians. Therefore, it can result in hitting pedestrians even though they have the right of way. In today’s current state of affairs, more and more drivers are being negligent on the road due to the decrease in foot traffic. As a result, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, it is important to abide by all traffic laws and observe safety precautions. If you’re behind the wheel, do your part to avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re crossing the street, do so at designated crosswalks or intersections. When walking alongside a road, remain on the sidewalk wherever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder and face oncoming traffic. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of the conditions of the road, you can help prevent an unforeseen accident and keep yourself and others safe.
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