DeKalb County, Illinois– May 2, 2018 (WSPY News) According to a report from WSPY News, a man was hurt in a collision with a truck while he was picking up trash on the side of the road. The accident occurred The driver of the truck is a member of the injured man’s family. The collision was accidental, and the driver has not been cited in connection with the accident.
While not many pedestrians get injured in accidents that happen while they’re picking up trash along the side of the road, many pedestrians do get hurt or killed in pedestrian-vehicle crashes every day. There are a few types of pedestrian accident scenarios that are more common than the one described above. For example, many pedestrian accidents happen when there is a pedestrian crossing a street in a crosswalk, and a driver hits them while navigating a turn. In other situations, a driver who is entering a roadway from a driveway fails to see a pedestrian and strikes them with their vehicle. A third common pedestrian accident scenario involves a driver who is running a red light or a stop sign. If there’s a pedestrian crossing the road, that driver is unlikely to notice them and is likely to hit them.
While the truck-pedestrian collision that happened on Chicago Road was accidental, it is important that drivers understand that whenever there is a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is often found at fault and cited. Pedestrians should also know that they could be found at fault for a vehicle-pedestrian crash if they caused the accident by being distracted by a cell phone or otherwise not paying attention while they were walking.
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