One unidentified person was hurt after getting stuck by a passing vehicle in Stockton on early Thursday morning, April 22.
The accident took place at around 3:24 a.m. on Highway 4, near Union Point Marina Bar and Grill in Stockton. The pedestrian was struck by an unspecified vehicle for unknown reasons.
How the accident occurred and the reason why it happened has not been established. The pedestrian reportedly wound up in the nearby Middle River after the accident. The victim was seriously injured and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A man who exited the vehicle reportedly reeked of alcohol. Intoxication may have been a factor in the accident. The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the case.
Witnesses that can give more information about the accident may reach out to the CHP’s Stockton station.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries and, sometimes, even death. This is because pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the roadway compared to other motorists. They have no form of protection in case an accident was to occur.
Approximately 110,000 pedestrians are injured every year in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 6,227 pedestrians were killed in 2018, which had a 250 increase from the previous year.
Statistics show that California is particularly dangerous for pedestrians when compared with other states. In 2018 alone, more than 14,000 were injured while 893 people were killed due to pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents are typically caused by distracted driving, speeding, intoxicated drivers, and drivers failing to yield the right of way.
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