A female pedestrian died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver a little after midnight on Sunday morning. She was fatally injured by a vehicle on the 1300 block of Base Lane in eastern San Bernadino.
She is one of the latest victims of pedestrian deaths on roadways. Police do not know if she was standing in the middle of the road or in the center when the vehicle hit her.
The victim was transported to the Lorna Linda University Medical Center, suffering from injuries to her head and upper body. The woman died in the hospital about 35 minutes after the accident, according to records. She is believed to have been about 30 years old.
The California Highway Patrol, who are investigating the accident, believe the woman was struck by a white vehicle, possibly a SUV or pickup truck. Police have not yet released the name of the victim.
For parents, teaching children to cross streets safely can be one of the best things you can do to keep children safe from becoming a victim of a pedestrian accident. Here are some tips to help your young one learn safe pedestrian behaviors.
Start as soon as your child learns how to walk. Some kids are naturally more impulsive and curious than others, and toddlers do not yet know the dangers of cars. It is better to install good behavior early on, so your child learns young.
Use your driveway as a stand-in for a roadway for your child’s first lessons. After that, bring your lessons to lightly-traveled streets. Only after your child learns proper crossing techniques should she be trusted to cross busier roadways.
Remind your kids that not all drivers can see them, and that not all of them are paying attention to where they are driving.
Teach your kids good crossing habits early!