An unidentified 64-year-old man was killed after getting struck by a vehicle in Littlerock on Sunday night, August 22.
The accident transpired at approximately 8:22 p.m. on the westbound lanes of Highway 138, just east of 98th Street East in Littlerock. A 64-year-old man reportedly ran across the eastbound and westbound lanes for unclear reasons. He was then struck by a westbound 2019 Hyundai that was traveling at around 55 mph.
The 64-year-old man sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed. The driver that struck the older man stopped and remained at the scene. She was cooperative with authorities.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the crash are urged to call Officer M. Recalde of the Antelope Valley Area CHP office at 661-948-8541.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians have made up a large percentage of traffic fatalities over the last 33 years. But why? This is because pedestrians are more vulnerable to road hazards than passengers in private vehicles. More than 5900 pedestrians were killed in 2016 across the United States, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency responsible for ensuring the safety of those on America’s roadways.
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