Pedestrians can suffer major injuries when they are struck by motor vehicles. Car vs. pedestrian accidents can sometimes even result in a pedestrian getting fatally injured. This can be seen in a car vs. pedestrian accident that recently occurred in California.
The accident happened on Dec. 10. That afternoon, an 83-year-old man attempted to cross a road in Glendale, California. The man reportedly made this crossing attempt in an unmarked crosswalk. According to authorities, the man was then hit by a minivan. The minivan was being driven by a 40-year-old woman.
Reportedly, the 40-year-old woman remained at the scene after this car vs. pedestrian accident.
This car vs. pedestrian accident resulted in a loss of life. According to the article on the Glendale News-Press’ website which reported this story, the 83-year-old man died shortly after the accident.
As this tragic incident illustrates, car vs. pedestrian accidents can sometimes have fatal results. Thus, car vs. pedestrian accidents can be a very serious type of motor vehicle accident.
Because car vs. pedestrian accidents can be so harmful, it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to do everything they reasonably can to prevent car vs. pedestrian accidents when behind the wheel. This includes making sure to watch for pedestrians when driving and to exercise appropriate care when driving in areas where pedestrians are present. It also includes obeying all applicable traffic laws and avoiding engaging in reckless conduct when out on the roads.
If motorists fail to do these things, they could be putting pedestrians in harm’s way.