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Body of Pedestrian Dumped in Alley by Driver

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A pedestrian was killed in an accident that happened in Detroit.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that police are saying that the driver of a hit and run vehicle stopped the car just long enough to pull the body of a pedestrian off the hood of the car and dump it in an alley before speeding away from the scene on Tuesday evening.

Police believe the pedestrian was in his 50s, and was crossing the street on the 6600 block of Michigan Avenue at about 9:35 p.m. on the west side of the city when he was hit, according to Sergeant Michael Woody.

The male driver of the vehicle and his four passengers were in a red Cavalier, according to Woody. The Sergeant further stated that the men drove into an alley where they left the body of the victim in the alley.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in pedestrian 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 a total of 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in accidents with motor vehicles.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than occupants of motor vehicles. 


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