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Pedestrian killed on lane in Fairfield – The Vacaville Reporter

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A man was killed in Fairfield Thursday morning after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street.

His identity was not available at press time.

The tragedy happened just after 6:20 a.m. at the 2200 block of North Texas Street.

The man was reportedly on the roadway – not at a crosswalk – when he was hit by a motorist.

Officers found the seriously injured man. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The road between Alaska and Pacific Avenue was closed for about 2 1/2 hours as investigators examined the scene.

The motorist involved stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, officials said.

“There is no evidence of impairment or that speed had any impact on the collision,” officials said in a press statement.

The matter will be further investigated.

Incidents like this are a sobering reminder for motorists and pedestrians alike, officials have advised, urging pedestrians and motorists to tread carefully.

“Pedestrians, please obey the traffic rules. Use crosswalks and controlled intersections to cross lanes. Look both ways and make sure the crossing is safe, whether you have the right-of-way or not,” officers continued. “Drivers, please be aware of pedestrians and give in whether you have the right of way or not. As a community, we all want to prevent tragic events like these from unfolding.”

Officials also shared pedestrian safety tips released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Be predictable; obey the traffic regulations and obey signs and signals.
  • Stay alert at all times; Don’t get distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
  • Whenever possible, cross roads at crosswalks or intersections where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
  • If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, find a well-lit area where you can best see traffic. Wait for a traffic gap that allows enough time to cross safely; Continue to watch out for traffic when crossing.
  • Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to ensure you are seen. Be visible at all times. Wear light-colored clothing during the day and wear reflective materials, or use a flashlight at night.
  • Watch out for cars pulling in or out of driveways or reversing in parking lots.

https://www.thereporter.com/2022/03/18/pedestrian-killed-in-fairfield-roadway/ Pedestrian killed on lane in Fairfield – The Vacaville Reporter

Dais Johnston

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