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Mother and Child Injured in Pedestrian Accident

31-year-old Vanessa Zamora and her 3-year-old daughter are recovering in the hospital after they were hit by a car in Tyler, Texas last Monday night.

About the Tyler, Texas Pedestrian Accident

According to KLTV, the accident occurred around 8 pm on the 200 block of South Englewood.

Police say the 3-year-old girl was running towards Zamora in the path of the car. Zamora tried to jump and move the child out of the way, but both Zamora and her daughter were hit by the car.

They were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation, and no citations have been issued so far.

Pedestrian Injury Facts

  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2010.
  • An additional 70,000 pedestrians were injured.
  • Pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 19% of all pedestrian deaths and 11% of those injured in 2010.
  • Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, non-intersection locations and at night.
  • On average there is a pedestrian crash related death every 2 hours and an injury every 8 minutes.
How Can Pedestrians Prevent Death and Injuries?
  • It’s much safer for pedestrians to walk on/along sidewalk. If a pedestrian must walk in the street, they should was facing traffic.
  • Pedestrians should always cross the street at a traffic light/designated crosswalk, if possible.
  • Increase your visibility – if you’re walking at night carry a flashlight or wear retro-reflective clothing.

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