Man in serious condition after being hit crossing Carson Street
A 37-year-old Hispanic male is in serious condition after being hit crossing North Carson Street at Adams Street Monday night.
According to Sheriff Ken Furlong the man, was in a lit crosswalk when he was hit at 8:04 p.m.
Furlong said the unidentified woman driver couldn’t see the man in the crosswalk.
The man was taken by ambulance to Carson City Airport where he was flown by CareFlight medical helicopter to Reno.
Traffic was closed in the area and surrounding streets as the Nevada Highway Patrol investigated.
“The Carson City Sheriff’s Office urges drivers and pedestrians alike to exercise added precaution as darkness arrives earlier,” Furlong said in a press release. “While pedestrians certainly have a strong right while crossing in the crosswalk, they should never assume that drivers will see them. Whether in lit areas, or in neighborhoods without street lights, it can be very difficult for drivers to see and react in time to an unexpected pedestrian.”
Steps pedestrians can take to help ensure they get across the street safely:
• Choose clothes made of light or bright colors that are easier for divers to see. If you’re walking in low-light conditions, carry a light or a reflector to add extra visibility.
• If possible, choose to walk in areas with sidewalks or a wide shoulder to give yourself space away from traffic.
• Always look both ways for traffic before crossing a street. Before stepping in front of a vehicle, make eye contact to ensure the driver sees you, plans on stopping and has time to stop.
• Distractions can be deadly – Remove headphones, hang up your cell phone, texting can wait until you are safely out of the way of traffic.
• Look up, listen, pay attention, and be aware of the environment around you.