The California Highway Patrol has reported that an accident involving a K9 Police Officer and a pedestrian resulted in injuries.
The CHP officers reported that the accident is under investigation. Although the causes behind the collision were not immediately disclosed, it has been reported that the vehicle operated by a 42-year-old officer hit the 47-year-old pedestrian while traveling on the Washington Boulevard. The accident that happened on the eastbound lanes of the road is being investigated.
The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
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A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident that happened Wednesday night, multiple news agencies have reported.
The crash occurred when the pedestrian was hit while walking off the feeder off the southbound lanes of the Highway 6. According to the news, the road was closed down after the accident. Witnesses with any details regarding the accident are being asked to contact the local authorities. The causes behind this accident are still under investigation.
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An accident that sent a 46-year-old pedestrian to the hospital is now under investigation, local media outlets reported.
According to the news, the woman was crossing the street with two children when a vehicle sped around the corner, failed to stop and hit the woman before she pushed the kids out of the way of the car. Authorities revealed that the driver and a passenger of the vehicle stopped the car a couple of blocks away and left the scene on foot. At this moment, California Highway Patrol investigators are looking into this case to identify the suspects as soon as possible.
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A pedestrian crossing Cedar Avenue last Sunday evening was unfortunately hit by a patrol car driven by a sheriff’s deputy at about 9:15 pm.
According to the news, the accident that happened near Santa Ana and Cedar Avenues resulted in the death of the pedestrian in Bloomington. The California Highway Patrol troopers who responded to the scene are now investigating the accident. Causes or factors that may have led to the occurrence were not immediately announced.
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Pedestrian safety becomes a concern for many during this period of the year because daylight savings time is gone and drivers make their way back home from work in the dark.
According to recent statistics, pedestrian-related accidents happen more often during this period of the year, which is why safety advocates have been asking drivers and pedestrians to beware of the risk. Pedestrians should do their part and make sure they are visible at all times. Looking both directions to make sure no vehicles are driving their way before they cross is imperative. Safety advocates also ask pedestrians to choose to cross in better-lit areas, which could make them easier to be spotted.
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Two accidents that happened during the weekend claimed lives of two pedestrians, reports show.
According to the news, the California Highway Patrol has issued a statement reporting that on Friday, a jogger was killed while running on Jamestown Road. The vehicle involved in the accident was a 1999 Toyota, troopers say. The factors behind this accident were not revealed.
The second crash happened Saturday when a pedestrian was killed after the motorist reportedly failed to see a pedestrian off the side of the Highway 49 in Jamestown.
The vehicle was going at about 40 miles per hour at the time of the fatal accident.
The investigators of the California Highway Patrol are looking into these accidents and the causes behind each occurrence should be disclosed soon.
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Troopers participated in a special pedestrian safety awareness program on Monday and according to the news, the results were quite frustrating.
Several news agencies reported that troopers patrolled the intersection of Gilbert Street and Guinida Lane to spot drivers that were failing to yield to pedestrians. What a trooper dressed in pedestrian clothes found out was that at least ten vehicles failed to stop and yield to him. This operation was organized to raise pedestrian safety awareness, which according to troopers, is a necessary action.
Hopefully, more drivers will be aware of the fact that they should stop being concerned only with how badly they must be somewhere and start looking into driving in a safe manner.
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Reports revealed that a recent pedestrian accident turned out to be fatal. According to the news, a man reportedly wearing a military-style ghillie suit was hit while walking along the southbound lanes of Highway 93.
Troopers who responded to the scene revealed that the man was pronounced dead at the scene after two vehicles hit him, since his camouflage made it difficult for drivers to see him at night. According to the news, troopers reported that the man was apparently attempting to make people believe he was Sasquatch, which unfortunately did not turn out the way he planned.
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A woman was fatally wounded in an accident that happened last Tuesday evening.
According to the news, a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old man failed to avoid a collision with the woman. The car traveling on the westbound lanes of the Salton Sea Way hit the woman at about 9:20 p.m., according to the authorities.
The troopers who responded to the accident scene claim that the woman suffered serious injuries, which unfortunately led to her death. The driver fled the scene only to return later. Officers arrested him for reportedly hitting the victim and leaving the scene of the collision.
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A man was killed as he attempted to cross Capital City Freeway overnight.
The accident occurred just south of Elk Camino Avenue, according to the news. Reports show that a 2003 Mercedes, which caused the man to be propelled into the ongoing traffic, hit the man. He was reportedly hit by at least four vehicles afterwards. The California Highway Patrol is now investigating the accident and should have more details regarding the causes of the accident in the near future.
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Two women were attempting to cross the Calle Verde Street in the Rancho San Diego area when a Chevrolet Express 3500 drove by and hit them.
The accident happened at about 6:30 in the evening. Both victims were seriously injured but one of the women was unfortunately not able to survive her injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene while her friend was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The authorities still don’t know if the 55-year-old driver was at fault.
The California Highway Patrol is looking into this accident and should have more details on this accident available soon.
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Multiple news outlets reported that a man from Oroville was involved in a motorcycle accident in Chico that resulted in serious injuries.
The report revealed that the motorcyclist was riding on his 2007 Honda motorcycle when he veered off the road for unknown reasons. The CHP officers revealed that the motorcycle crashed into a guardrail off the Highway 162 and fell over. The man suffered serious injuries and is now recovering in the hospital.
At this moment, the California Highway Patrol is investigating this accident and more details should be revealed soon. Hopefully, the man is being able to recover fully from his wounds.
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Have you ever become annoyed at someone for walking very slow because they are attempting to text on a cell phone?
One of the new problems associated with cell phones is distracted pedestrians. This is a problem that has become highly common in bigger cities. Trying to cross a street in New York City is tough enough, now imagine doing it while you're distracted. According to the news, a project to look into what the dangers of distracted walking can be has been performed and the results were pretty scary.
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The Adams County D.A. recently filed charges against a 34-year-old over an accident that was reportedly caused by his distracted behavior while behind the wheel.
The charges include two counts of "careless driving resulting in death", and one count of "careless driving resulting in injury" according to the news. The crash that claimed the lives of two pedestrians took place when his vehicle veered off the road while his cell phone distracted him. Although the vehicle hit three pedestrians, one of them survived. The court date is set for September 27th.
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Accused distracted driver charged in pedestrian deaths
Several fatal accidents associated with pedestrians have prompted a massive law enforcement crackdown on distracted drivers and jaywalkers in the region of Southeast Valley in Arizona. According to recent accident reports, there have been at least five fatal pedestrian accidents during this year and to prevent more fatal accidents from occurring, officials in the Mesa area are monitoring the streets and alerting pedestrians they must remember to be aware of the traffic before attempting to cross a busy street.
Abiding by the law and only crossing when the sign tells you it’s OK to do so can also save lives.
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Lord Jesus Christ was in a marked crosswalk walking across the street when he was struck by a Massachusetts driver. Police officers gave the young woman at fault for hitting Christ, a citation at the scene for neglecting to yield to the pedestrian. Christ, whose name was confirmed when officers checked his identification, luckily only sustained minor injuries which included lacerations on his face. The 50-year-old man was discharged from the hospital shortly after his injuries were treated.
This case brings up a good point regarding pedestrian laws. Nearly all states have laws requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. A crosswalk can mean a marked crosswalk with horizontal white stripes and a blinking yellow light, or it can just be a regular intersection without any of that. Regardless, pedestrians have the right-of-way since they are at a great disadvantage should they come in contact with a car. At the Law Offices of Kirk Bernard, we have seen devastating accidents with life-long disabilities resulting from pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, many could have been avoided had drivers and pedestrians exercised greater caution.
Thanks to current population awareness of environmentally-friendly "green-living" choices, there is a major push for electric vehicles right now. Money is pouring into the technology and research and development necessary to make these vehicles a viable purchasing option for consumers. One of the major safety concerns surrounding electric cars is the lack of noise they produce. Pedestrians and other drivers complain that electric vehicles are so quiet, you don't even know they're there.
A study conducted by the University of Calfornia at Riverside concluded that electric cars had to be 40% closer to a pedestrian before they were detected, in comparison to a car with a standard combustion engine. This poses a serious safety risk when pedestrians are looking to cross the road. Bicyclists also rely heavily on audible clues to discern traffic flow around them. Many of us don't realize how much we use these audible clues until they're not available.
The latest news of a TriMet bus accident that killed two young women and injured three others, sheds light on the increasing rates of bus accidents that injure pedestrians. As a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer, I have seen an increase in the frequency of bus accidents involving pedestrians over the last few years. In this particular instance, the bus driver struck the pedestrians while making a left-hand turn. Even though the pedestrians had the right-of-way to cross the street, they ended up pinned underneath the Municipal bus.
So far, reports have shown that bus driver Sandy Day was not talking on her cell phone, text messaging, intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, tired or inexperienced. More than likely, the driver had difficulty seeing the pedestrians since it was late at night and they may have been in her blind spot. The father of one of the victims made a statement saying, "These bus drivers just got to pay attention," said Sale. " Too many people are getting in accidents."
Only a week ago, a San Francisco man died after being pinned between two Municipal Railway buses. A Utah woman is luckily to be alive after a turning bus struck her in a crosswalk last summer. She suffered life-threatening injuries, including brain damage, and her life will never be the same again. These tragic stories are becoming all too common. In our firm, Tacoma personal injury lawyers have fought for the rights of many pedestrian victims. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been avoided if bus drivers were more cautious of pedestrians, and if pedestrians were more aware of the dangers presented by buses and their blind spots.
In our opinion, there's many changes that should be implemented to avoid accidents like this from happening in the future. One of the best things we can do is to make buses and other vehicles have a protected left hand turn signal so that they must wait for the green-arrow before turning. Also, passing a law that buses that prevents buses from initiating a right-hand turn on a red light would help. Both of these ideas would keep buses from interfering with pedestrians who have the right-of-way to cross the street on a green light. A simple and inexpensive fix would be to implement signage at crosswalks on bus routes that serve to educate pedestrians of the dangers of turning buses.
California State uses technology that notifies pedestrians when a bus approaches. To avoid accidents resulting from pedestrians stepping into the street to get the attention of approaching buses, many cities are starting to adopt blinking lights that signal to bus drivers that people are waiting. Improving mirror placement on the sides of buses will help drivers to recognize when pedestrians are located in their blind spots. Right convex mirrors allow drivers to view their entire front bumper which alleviates head-on collisions while audible turn signals notify pedestrians when a bus is turning.
At the Law Offices of Kirk Bernard, we hope that when all these ideas are combined, they can drastically reduce the incidence of bus accidents involving pedestrians. While they won't bring back the loved ones that have already been lost, these practices can prevent more people from becoming victims of these horrific accidents in the future.