Pedestrians can be in a very vulnerable position when they are crossing a road. If a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle when crossing a road, he or she can suffer major injuries. Car vs. pedestrian accidents can sometimes even have deadly results.
Recently, a fatal car vs. pedestrian accident happened in Las Vegas.
The accident occurred last Saturday. That night, a 60-year-old man was crossing Jones Boulevard. According to authorities, an SUV then hit the 60-year-old man. The SUV reportedly did not stay at the scene after the accident.
A 33-year-old woman has been accused of having been the driver of the SUV that hit the 60-year-old man. She faces charges of failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to remain at the scene of an accident in connection to the crash. She reportedly has turned herself in to police.
According to the article on KVVU-TV's website which reported this story, the 60-year-old man was fatally injured in this hit-and-run accident.
As this tragic incident illustrates, car vs. pedestrian accidents can be an extremely harmful type of motor vehicle accident.
This is one of the many reasons why it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to drive responsibly when out on the roads. This includes obeying all traffic laws, keeping an eye out for pedestrians and not engaging in careless/reckless conduct.
No pedestrian should have to suffer harm or lose his or her life because a motorist failed to act in a proper manner when out on the roads.
Source: KVVU-TV, "Pedestrian killed in Las Vegas hit-and-run ID'd," Matt Guillermo, May 14, 2013