As someone who enjoys walking and biking, you know that there are some inherent risks. If you cross the road, you could be hit. So, you take the time to cross at the crosswalk or to check both ways first to make sure no cars are coming. You can account for all of your own actions and have the best of intentions, but what do you do if a driver is being erratic or reckless on the roads?
As a pedestrian, you know there will be times when motor vehicles are in close proximity to where you are walking. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as you do whatever you can to remain safe. The last thing you want is to take a risk or make a decision that puts you in harm's way.
When you're walking with your child, the last thing you want to have to worry about is being hit by a car. In this case, a pedestrian accident in Metuchen, New Jersey, led to a mother and child's injuries. Fortunately, they both survived. The accident, however, left the mother and her 2-year-old needing medical attention.
A Ukrainian national who has been studying to become a rabbi in New Jersey was killed in a crosswalk accident on Sunday morning in New York. The 25-year-old student was in Brooklyn to attend a celebration for the upcoming wedding of one of his friends. However, while walking in the Crown Heights area Sunday morning shortly after 9:00 a.m., the man was hit by a New York sanitation truck.