Woman Struck and Injured by Vehicle in Sparks
Sparks, NV (July 04, 2021) – On Saturday, a woman was injured in Howard Drive pedestrian accident.
The accident took place at about 4:15 p.m. at the 400 block area.
When responders arrived, they located the woman laying in the roadway.
Moreover, officers said the driver of the vehicle was southbound on Howard Drive towards Lincoln Way.
Just then, the female pedestrian exited a business on the east side of the street and crossed the road to a vehicle parked on the opposite side.
The vehicle accidentally struck the woman as she crosses the road.
Emergency responders took the woman to a hospital. On the other hand, the involved driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The authorities said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the incident.
Meanwhile, please call the Sparks Police Department at (775) 353-2231 or Secret Witness if you have further details about the crash.
Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.
How To Get Away From Road Accidents
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Pedestrian accidents more often than not can be avoided. A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way. Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents.
– Always avoid dangerous behaviors: walk on the sidewalk, stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
– Additionally, look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
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