An 81-year-old woman was hit by a car on the Hétvezér Utca zebra crossing; she suffered serious injuries.
According to the available information, a woman was driving her car on Hétvézér Utca, Debrecen on 15 January 2018, when she hit an 81-year-old woman on the zebra crossing. The old lady suffered serious injuries, she was taken into hospital by the ambulance.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is driver inattentiveness that results from talking on cell phones, eating while driving, programming a GPS, applying make-up or a variety of other activities. Driver confusion can also lead to accidents, especially when a driver is unfamiliar with the territory or when a one-way street is involved.
Pedestrians must be aware of these potentials for danger whenever they take to the roads, and must do their part to follow safety laws. A pedestrian can be responsible for their injuries when they ignore the “walk” signal at an intersection or choose to not use the designated crosswalk areas to cross the road or intersection. A pedestrian is also likely to be involved in an accident when he or she darts in front of a vehicle, doesn’t wear reflective gear at night, or disrupts the normal flow of traffic.