Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on Friday on Steel Creek Road. According to investigators, a man crossing Steele Creek Road near the intersection of Branch Bend Lane was struck by a 2007 Kia.
A man was driving the Kia with three passengers inside at the time of the crash. The pedestrian was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, but died Saturday Morning.
As of yet, no charges have been filed against the male driver.
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.
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