A pedestrian was hit and killed by a tractor trailer in Fife.
Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident
The News Tribune is reporting that a tractor-trailer hit and killed 64-year-old Steven Kender on Tuesday in the Fife area, according to local police.
Authorities say that they were called to the scene of the accident at about 7:35 a.m. at the 3500 block of Pacific Highway East and found the victim lying in the roadway. Kender was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to police, the truck driver was pulling out of a business and was checking for traffic when he began to head west and hit the man. Police believe the driver simply did not see the man crossing the driveway area.
Witness of the accident directed police officers to the truck driver, who returned to the scene after being notified of the accident. The man has been cooperative with police.
Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
- During the same year, there were an additional 150,000 pedestrians who were treated for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
- Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic crash than occupants of motor vehicles.