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Jamestown Pedestrian Killed in Accident

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A pedestrian was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Jamestown on Wednesday.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

WGRZ News is reporting that police are currently investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that happened in Jamestown on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Jamestown police, the accident happened at about 2:20 p.m. on West 3rd Street and Lakin Avenue when a pedestrian was crossing the street.

The victim was taken to the WCA Hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident. At this time, the name of the pedestrian has not been released by the police.

The Chautauqua County Accident Reconstruction Team is working with the Jamestown police to investigate the circumstances of the accident.

At this time, it is currently unknown whether the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident or whether or not they sustained any injuries during the collision.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians every year in the United States:

  • There were a total of 150,000 reported injuries as a result of pedestrian accidents in 2014.
  • 4,735 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2014.
  • In the United States, there was an average of about 1 pedestrian death every two hours in 2014.

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