[07-29-2021] Tulare County, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Porterville Results in One Death

An unidentified woman was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident in Porterville on Thursday morning, July 29.

[07-29-2021] Tulare County, CA - Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Porterville Results in One DeathAccording to the initial reports from the Porterville Police Department, the accident happened shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Highway 190 in Porterville. The 43-year-old woman exited her vehicle and was attempting to head southbound on the highway when an eastbound vehicle suddenly struck her.

Emergency personnel then arrived at the scene and immediately rushed the woman to an area hospital, where she later died. The driver that struck the woman remained at the scene and was cooperative. It was unclear what caused the driver to struck the victim.

Information about the accident is limited at the moment. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected to be factors in the accident. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents are more likely to result in death than other types of accidents because pedestrians are unprotected compared to a collision involving two motor vehicles in which both sides are protected not only by seatbelts and airbags but also by a multi-ton vehicle. Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have become a growing concern over recent years. Pedestrian deaths 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 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. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

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