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Without a vehicle or protective equipment, pedestrians are the roadway users most at risk of bodily harm. Both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for traffic safety.
A simple rule of thumb is that drivers should always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are in a crosswalk. It has also been reported by the Illinois rules of the road that pedestrians should always remain patient and vigilant in case that doesn’t happen. Unfortunately on Saturday, Sept. 18 that wasn’t the case for one pedestrian in Jerseyville.
“A pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk of the 500 block of State Street in Jerseyville at 8:26 p.m,” Jerseyville Police Chief Brad Blackorby said. “The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was traveling northbound.”
Immediately, the injured pedestrian was transported by ambulance to JCHS which is the local hospital in Jerseyville.
“The person was then flown by helicopter to Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis,” Blackorby said.