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