Charlotte Police are continuing an investigation of a fatal crash that happened in Steele Creek Road that left a pedestrian dead last September.

According to investigators, a man was walking across Steele Creek Road near the intersection of Branch Bend Lane on a Friday in September when he was struck by a 2007 Kia.

The driver of the Kia had three teen passengers in the car.  Medics transported the pedestrian to Carolinas Medical Center Main for the fatal injuries sustained; however, he did not survive the crash in the end.

Investigators have ruled out both speed and alcohol as contributing factors.  No charges have been filed.

Studies conducted in 2010 revealed that 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the U.S.  On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic collisions.  Road safety is a responsibility for all road users, drivers and pedestrians alike.  However, pedestrians can take extra precautions to ensure that the inherent vulnerability of walking around motor vehicles can be mitigated as much as possible.  If you are a pedestrian traveler, be sure stay visible to drivers by wearing bight and/or reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight.  Walk and stand clear of buses, hedges, parked vehicles, and other hazards before crossing.  Always walk on the sidewalk or on the road facing traffic if there is no sidewalk.  If possible, cross streets at marked crosswalks and intersections and make eye contact with drivers you cross in front of.  When crossing, look left, right, and then left again before crossing the street.

Taking the right precautions can make the difference of life or death.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower can be there to assist you on your path to recovery. Call us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.