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More Roseville Pedestrians Injured in Accident

04/03/2015 11:07AM ● Published by Steven Jack

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Roseville Police are investigating yet another serious traffic accident involving pedestrians in the city. 

The latest accident occurred at about 7:10 p.m. Thursday at Junction Boulevard. at Americana Drive, police said. A mother and her three children, ages 2 to 12, were crossing the the street when they were struck by a Nissan Sentra traveling on Junction. 

Police said the youngest child was taken by ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center, and the mother and two other children were taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. None of the victims received life-threatening injuries, police said. 

This is at least the fourth accident involving pedestrians in Roseville in the past nine months. In July 2014 a man was struck and killed as he crossed Harding Boulevard. On Jan. 13 a man was killed near the I-80 on-ramp, and on Jan. 8 another man was killed on Harding. 

The rash of accidents prompted Roseville Police in March to provide the following tips for pedestrian safety: 

Be Safe and Be Seen: Make yourself visible to drivers

  • Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials.
  • Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Cross the street in a well-lit area at night.
  • Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars, or other obstacles before crossing so drivers can see you.
Be Smart and Alert: Avoid dangerous behaviors
  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck.
  • Don't assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don't just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
  • Don't rely solely on pedestrian signals. Look before you cross the road.
  • Be alert to engine noise or backup lights on cars when in parking lots and near on-street parking spaces.
Be Careful at Crossings: Look before you step
  • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
  • Obey traffic signals such as WALK/DON'T WALK signs.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles. Make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
  • Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding. Even if one motorist stops, do not presume drivers in other lanes can see you and will stop for you.
  • Don't wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.

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