A pedestrian accident claimed the life of a California man on April 14, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Police did not release the name of the victim but identified him as a 62-year-old man. The Metro Police cited the cause of the accident as “pedestrian error.”
According to accident reports, the victim and his wife attempted to cross Casino Drive in a marked crosswalk when a Ford F250 struck him. Responders pronounced the man dead on the scene. The driver, a man from Colorado, was not injured.
We often try to bring attention to the dangers of pedestrian accidents on this blog, and tragedies like this one are exactly why. Police did not elaborate as to the exact cause of the accident, but it is safe to assume that pedestrian error means the victim did not have the right-of –way. Pedestrian accidents are most likely to happen to males at night in urban areas, and this case covers all of those elements. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 70,000 pedestrian injuries in 2010.
Remember to be especially cautious while walking at night, particularly in urban settings. Never assume that drivers can see you, always yield to traffic.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego wrongful death attorney.