Adelaide, MO - Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-70
Adelaide, MO (March 21, 2021) - A man was hit by a car and killed on Interstate 70 on Saturday, March 20th.
Police stated that they responded to calls of a person struck in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Adelaide at about 1:00 a.m.
A 39-year old woman driving westbound in a 2018 Nissan Versa saw a disabled vehicle on the lefthand shoulder, partially blocking the driving lane.
She veered to the right to avoid the vehicle when a man stepped out in the roadway from in front of the vehicle and was struck by the Nissan.
Following the impact, the woman passed out due to the deployment of her airbag and struck a median.
EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The woman was transported to a hospital in stable condition. Her passenger was unharmed.
The investigation is ongoing.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Adelaide
An examination of collision data overseen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointed out that, once every seven minutes, a pedestrian sustains serious injuries or dies during a car accident. Pedestrians are also one-and-a-half times more inclined to die due to a car crash than any vehicle occupant. Around 6,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents nationwide in 2017 and a further 129,000 were hospitalized for the medical treatment necessary to heal their injuries.
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