Shortly before midnight yesterday, June 14th, a pedestrian on a skateboard was hit by a car traveling on 30th Street between Mesa Road and Garden of the Gods. The pedestrian was ejected from his skate board and sustained serious injuries.
CSPD closed portions of the road this morning while they investigated the scene of the crash. The driver has yet to be identified, but may face criminal charges for fleeing the scene of an accident involving bodily injury. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the crash are encouraged to call CSPD at (719) 444-7000 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line (719) 634-STOP.
It is important to be vigilant for pedestrians as a motorist, especially at night when you are in and around residential areas that are not well lit, like the location of this particular incident. Remember that the faster you drive, the longer it takes to stop for an obstacle or pedestrian in the roadway. Reduced visibility at night is a major contributing factor to the pedestrian fatality rate being higher in times of darkness.
Pedestrians too can increase their visibility by wearing reflective clothing and by being aware of their surroundings. It is important for pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings so that they can respond quickly in the event of danger. Eliminating distractions, like headphones and cellphone use while walking, biking, skateboarding, can increase the likelihood that a pedestrian will be able to get herself out of harm’s way.
Pedestrians involved in car crashes are often severely injured or worse, they perish. It is frequently the most vulnerable members of our society, like children and the elderly, who fall victim to these types of crashes. Cases like these call for representation by experienced Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys like those at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. If you were injured in an auto versus pedestrian accident in Colorado Springs or the surrounding areas, call us at 719.634.0102 or click on this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.