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Pedestrian Killed in Longview Crash Identified

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a truck in Longview, Texas Tuesday afternoon.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to reports from KETK, 77-year-old Robert Shimeld sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Glencrest Lane and McCann Road.

The driver of the truck, Philip Latham, was turning left on to McCann Road from Glencrest Lane when Shimeld stepped in front of his vehicle. Shimeld was transported to an area hospital for treatment where he later died.

Authorities have not cited Latham for the accident.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2012 – another 76,000 were injured.
  • This averages to one death every 2 hours and one injury every 7 minutes.
  • More than 20 percent of all children between the ages of 5 and 15 killed in auto accidents in 2012 were pedestrians.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 48 percent of all pedestrian fatalities recorded in 2012.


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