Santa Rosa Accident at Bennett Valley Road and Farmers Lane Seriously Injures Pedestrian, Driver Arrested

Santa Rosa Accident
Santa Rosa, CA: 1 Injured in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Collision at Bennett Valley Road and Farmers Lane

Santa Rosa, California (September 9, 2021) – One person survived with serious injuries following an alleged hit-and-run collision that occurred in Santa Rosa Tuesday night, September 7.

The major injury crash took place in the area of Bennett Valley Road and Farmers Lane.

A 60-year-old man was hit by a van while walking at the intersection outside a marked crosswalk for undetermined reasons.

Santa Rosa Pedestrian Accident

The unidentified pedestrian reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries following the crash.

As per the report, the involved van driver, a 17-year-old boy, did not stop to render aid and escaped the scene.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., the teen driver returned to the crash site.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.

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