An accident that took place early last Sunday claimed the life of a pedestrian according to several local news sources.
The official reports recently issued by the California Highway Patrol show that a 23-year-old man from Cottonwood was walking on the Highway 273 when a vehicle just south of Redding hit him. The official spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol says that the man was walking down the southbound lane of the freeway when a 43-year-old motorist driving a 1989 Chevrolet hit the pedestrian while traveling down the highway at 60 miles per hour. According to the authorities, the motorist was unable to avoid the crash since he couldnít see the man. The California Highway Patrol claims that the pedestrian was wearing dark clothes at the time of the accident.
Emergency crews responded to the scene promptly and transported the man to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
At this moment, the California Highway Patrol is investigating this crash.
Itís my hope that the family and closest friends of the man killed in this tragic accident are receiving all the support and attention they deserve in this time of need. My most heartfelt condolences go out to them. I encourage you to never walk on a freeway, especially during the nighttime. Use the sidewalks and stay safe by choosing to go down paths especially designed to keep pedestrians safe.
Keep it in mind that if you or a dear friend is ever injured in an accident that was caused by the distraction or recklessness of a third party you might want to contact a personal injury lawyer near you to assess your case in a timely manner.