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91-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle


According to The Greenfield Reporter, a 91-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the street in Greenfield, Indiana, on Tuesday evening.

Details of Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Ray Crickmore, 91, was attempting to cross West Main Street at around 6:00 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. Crickmore was on his way to help a relative who was locked out of their car nearby. As he walked north across the street, he was struck by a vehicle.

The Greenfield Reporter reports that Crickmore was found lying in the north shoulder of West Main Street, breathing but unresponsive. He was taken to Hancock Regional Hospital and then airlifted to University Health Methodist Hospital. Sadly, the pedestrian died from blunt force trauma at the hospital.

The driver, a 93-year-old man, was not cited in the crash. Officials say he was not impaired when it occurred, according to The Greenfield Reporter. Crickmore was a World War II veteran and active member of the Greenfield American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Information on Pedestrian Accidents

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.

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