A 71-year-old woman was hit and killed last Tuesday shortly after 11:15 p.m. near the 6600 block of Hillcroft Street. According to Houston police, the woman had just gotten off a METRO bus and was attempting to cross the street when she was struck by a vehicle. The woman was transported to the hospital where she would later succumb to her injuries.
The deadly crash is the tenth accident involving vehicles and pedestrians to occur this month in the Houston area. Since April 1, seven pedestrians have died, and three others have been injured in similar crashes. And so far this year, the sheriff’s office has investigated at least 26 fatal pedestrian-vehicle accidents.
Pedestrian-vehicle accidents are a significant concern in many cities, and the statistics on pedestrian crashes in Texas and Houston highlight the importance of prioritizing pedestrian safety. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in accidents involving vehicles as they have little protection against the impact of a collision. This means that even a low-speed collision can cause severe injuries and fatalities.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office provided the following tips to avoid being hit by a car:
- Use a sidewalk if available;
- Cross at marked intersections;
- Wear light-colored clothing; and
- Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
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