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Woman Critically Hurt in Bluff’s Accident Dies in Hospital

Deirnesa Jefferson5 months ago

One woman was killed after an accident that happened on Tuesday evening.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Police say Sharon Richards, the woman who was critically injured in a Tuesday night traffic accident died in the hospital on Wednesday, according to Channel 6 News.

Richards, 42, of Council Bluffs was crossing the street at 35th and Broadway against the pedestrian crosswalk signal when she was hit by a pickup truck driven by Steven Hart, 22, of Omaha.

Authorities said that Richards was taken to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center for treatment and later died.

Hart will not face any charges in connection with the incident.

Tips for Pedestrian Safety

 AAA offers some helpful tips for drivers in regards to pedestrian safety:

  • Look out for pedestrians at all times. When you are operating a vehicle, you have accepted a heightened responsibility for other people on the road. Safety is a two-way street. Often, pedestrians— especially younger ones— are not where they should be or where you would expect them to be. Remain vigilant at all times.
  • Follow posted speed limits at all times, especially in areas of heavy pedestrian traffic. This is even more important in areas that have lower speed limits, such as school zones and neighborhood streets where pedestrians may appear suddenly.

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