A pedestrian was hit by a car at Sunset Road and US 95 on Wednesday Night. He was struck so hard that his body became lodged in the windshield of a taxi cab. The man was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk and the driver simply stated that he didn’t see him crossing. Metro officer Jose Hernandez states, “These deaths, without a doubt, can be prevented.” This year traffic related auto fatalities where pedestrians were killed have increased by 22 people since 2011. A total of 39 pedestrians have been killed this year. In 2011 only 70 pedestrians were killed.
Metro Officer Jose Hernandez also discussed the danger of jay-walking and “jay-riding”. Jay-riding is when someone crosses the street on a scooter, electric wheelchair, or other vehicle which makes the danger of being hit by a car even greater. This is because the pedestrian is even lower to the ground and has a lower profile than if he or she was standing and walking across the street, making it harder for drivers to see you. Many residents have suggested putting more police at intersections but Metro Police responded that it’s too difficult to locate all jay-walkers considering the sporadic and sudden nature of jay-walking. Meanwhile Metro Police simply urge all pedestrians to heed traffic signals and always use the cross-walks.
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