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Pedestrian sustains minor injuries near main street and Mariposa road in Hesperia – VVNG.com 

 May 9, 2022

HESPERIA, California (VVNG.com) – A pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Mariposa Road near Main Street.

San Bernardino County Fire Department and Hesperia Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle-pedestrian collision shortly after 10:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Upon arrival, ambulance staff located the male victim lying on the ground, on standby and breathing.

The male victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained on the spot and cooperated with officials. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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According to statistics, as the temperature starts to rise, so does pedestrian traffic in the local area, which is why practicing safer driving and walking is more important than ever.

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In fact, in 2019, there were 6,205 pedestrian fatalities and about 76,000 injured pedestrians across the country, according to the latest figures released by the National Road Safety Administration.

“A PEDESTRIAN KILLED EVERY 85 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC STRIKES IN 2019” – NHTSA.Gov

Know the basics — pedestrian safety

8 safety tips for drivers

  1. Watch out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times.
  2. Be especially careful when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as night or bad weather.
  3. Slow down and be ready to stop when you turn or otherwise enter a pedestrian crossing.
  4. Indulge in pedestrians at pedestrian crossings and stop away from the pedestrian crossing to give other vehicles a chance to see pedestrians at the crossing so that they too can stop.
  5. Never miss vehicles stopped at a pedestrian crossing. Maybe people go where they can’t be seen.
  6. Never drive under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs.
  7. Adhere to speed limits, especially around people on the street, in school zones and neighborhoods where children are present.
  8. Be especially careful when moving backwards and looking for pedestrians.
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8 Walking safety tips

  1. Follow traffic rules and obey signs and signals.
  2. Walk on the sidewalks whenever they are available.
  3. If there are no sidewalks, walk towards the traffic and as far away from the traffic as possible.
  4. Cross the streets at pedestrian crossings or intersections. Look for cars in all directions, including those that turn left or right.
  5. If a pedestrian crossing or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a traffic hole that allows enough time for safe crossing; keep an eye on the traffic as you cross.
  6. Watch out for cars entering or exiting the driveway, or moving backwards in parking lots.
  7. Avoid alcohol and drugs while walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.
  8. Accept walking as a healthy form of transportation – get up, get out and get moving
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