On the morning of Saturday, April 13, local authorities rushed to the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident.
Life Lost in Edinburg
The Texas Department of Public Safety went out to FM 1925 and FM 907 in Edinburg around 6 a.m. on Saturday to investigate an auto-pedestrian accident.
Texas DPS found that a brown 2003 Dodge Ram traveling east on FM 1925 struck a pedestrian who was crossing the center lane of the roadway. It is believed that the pedestrian failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle and was subsequently struck.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. In accordance with the law, the driver stopped and remained on location.
The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.
The Facts & Statistics About Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 there were 5,987 pedestrians that perished in traffic accidents all across the United States. In addition, 2015 saw 129,000 pedestrians receive treatment in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in auto-pedestrian accidents.
These statistics paint a clear picture of the dangers that pedestrians face all throughout the United States. The CDC explains that on each trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to die in an auto-pedestrian accident in comparison to the occupants in the vehicle.
Those facing an increased risk of getting into an auto-pedestrian accident include:
- Older adults (ages 65+)
- Children under the age of 15
- Alcohol-impaired drivers or pedestrians
- Pedestrians traveling through urban areas and/or at night
- Pedestrians crossing non-intersection locations
As travelers of the U.S. roadway system, it is our duty to abide by local and state traffic laws to ensure the safety of all.
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Source: Valley Central