A pedestrian was seriously injured just north of uptown Charlotte when a vehicle struck him while crossing a four-lane street Tuesday evening.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. at the intersection of Statesville and Holland avenues.
According to police, the pedestrian crossed two lanes of traffic to the median, but was struck as he attempted to cross the remaining two lanes.
The pedestrian was not using a crosswalk. His injuries, while serious, were not life threatening.
As of now, the driver who struck the pedestrian is not facing any charges.
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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