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Bremerton, Washington – Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run

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Posted on September 4, 2019

Bremerton, Washington (August 30, 2019) – A pedestrian sustained serious injuries after getting struck by a car on 5th Street on early Friday morning. The victim was able to get home on his own, and was later taken to the hospital for serious injuries. The driver of the car fled the scene.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m on 5th street between Naval Avenue and Veneta Avenue. The suspect car was heading east on 5th Avenue when it struck the victim, but continued to drive at a high rate of speed following the crash. Investigators believe that a passenger car is involved in the crash. The Bremerton police Department is currently looking for more information regarding the accident.

About Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, as shown in this case, pedestrians are at also risk while on the streets, with the National Center for Health Statistics estimating 7, 450  pedestrian deaths in 2017. Pedestrian accidents can fall under traffic or non-traffic depending on the location where they were struck. Traffic incidents happen on public roads, while non-traffic incidents occur on non-traffic areas such as driveways, parking lots and other private property. Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban settings, on urban roads (72%) versus on intersections (18%), and mostly at night. Much like motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents can happen simply because people are not as visible as other vehicles, a problem which is worse during night. And in an event of a car crash, similar to motorcycle drivers and passengers, the risk to pedestrians are greater than those inside a car, with fatality rate being 1.5 times greater than any car passenger.When it comes to risk, older adults, children, and alcohol-impaired drivers or pedestrians are at most risk in pedestrian accidents. The risk is further heightened in a situation where a vehicle is at high speed. Lately, distractions also cause accidents not only for drivers, but also pedestrians, specifically those who are using their phones while crossing the road. We urge everyone to exercise area awareness at all times and to keep their attention on the road. Avoiding accidents not only prevents loss, damage, injuries and death to one’s self, but also on other people in the surroundings.