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Bremerton, Washington – Woman Hospitalized for Injuries After Getting Struck by Car

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Posted on November 14, 2019

Bremerton, Washington (November 8, 2019) – A woman sustained serious injuries after she was struck by a vehicle she was believed to have intentionally run in front of. She was flown to Harborview Medical Center and was reported to have been released within this week. The driver appears to be uninjured in the incident and has been determined to not be impaired at the time of the incident.

Bremerton Police were called to the scene at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Cherry Avenue around 6 p.m. on Friday evening. The driver told police he was traveling at a speed of 25 mph when the woman ran in front of his car. It is believed that the woman ran in front of the car during an argument with her boyfriend.

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.

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