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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Nationway

On April 3, 2021 at approximately 0220 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to...
On April 3, 2021 at approximately 0220 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 2500 block of East IH-20 in reference to a major crash.(MGN)
Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 10:46 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Friday, April 2nd at approximately 10:00 p.m. Cheyenne Police Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Nationway and Old Trail Road.

The preliminary investigation shows the accident occurred when a 59-year-old female was walking in dark clothing near the shoulder of the roadway where there is no pedestrian walking lane. While walking, she was hit by an on-coming GMC Acadia.

The pedestrian sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for treatment. The driver showed no signs of impairment and remained on-scene to assist officers with their investigation.

In order to protect both pedestrians and drivers, the Cheyenne Police Department offers the following safety tips: 10 Walking Safety Tips

• Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.

• Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.

• If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.

• Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.

• Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.

• If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.

• Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.

• Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

• Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots.

• Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.

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