U.S. Postal Service Driver Killed Woman Crossing the Street

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A woman was hit while crossing the street and killed by a U.S. Postal Service driver. The driver hit the 21-year-old woman and fled the scene, but the police later found the driver.

The woman came to America to make a better life for her family. The Ethiopian community is mourning the young woman.

The woman was walking to her job at the airport around 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning when the U.S. postal driver hit her.

The woman’s boyfriend said she never would have crossed the street unless there was a crosswalk.

"We already lost her but the guy, he wasn't being nice. He wasn't nice at all," he said.

Her boyfriend and family members believe that she may still be alive today if the driver had stopped to help her.

"She could have survived. If he (the driver) would have stopped and helped or called, she could have survived," he said.

fatal pedestrian accidentThe victim had two children, five and seven years old.

Davis Law Group sends sincere condolences to the friends and family of the victim.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

There was a loss of 4,881 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2005, almost thirteen people every day of the year (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts). Though the number of pedestrian fatalities fell from 5,584 in 1995 to 4,881 in 2005, the fatalities in 2005 were the highest since 4,901 fatalities were recorded in 2001.

Pedestrians account for about 30% of all traffic fatalities involving children under the age of 15 years. NHTSA estimates that more than 22% of children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Roughly 19% of children involved in traffic fatalities under age 16 were pedestrians. And approximately 8% of all children under age 16 injured in a car accident were pedestrians.

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