[01-22-2021] Fresno County, CA – Pedestrian Accident in Kerman Results in One Death

An unidentified man was killed after getting struck by two vehicles in Kerman on Friday evening, January 22.

[01-22-2021] Fresno County, CA - Pedestrian Accident in Kerman Results in One DeathThe fatal accident occurred at around 7:00 p.m. on Route 145 near Belmont Avenue in Kerman.

The male pedestrian was reportedly walking directly into the path of a northbound Toyota RAV4 for unclear reasons.

Due to the severity of the impact, the man was thrown into the road, where a passing Chevy sedan later struck him.

Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently investigating the accident. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents result in more fatalities than other roadway accidents. This is because pedestrians are the least protected against the dangers on the road.

Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.

Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe injuries and even death to those who are unlucky enough to be involved in such an accident. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are head trauma like concussions or brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and many other debilitating injuries. Many pedestrian accident injuries can result in either functional impairments or long-term conditions.

There are several reasons why pedestrian accidents occur, including distracted driving, speeding, negligent driving, and drivers failing to avoid pedestrians.

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