It is not uncommon for vehicles and pedestrians to be in close proximity. Both are often together in cities, residential areas and shopping areas. Although they are aware that pedestrians are in the area, not all drivers exercise the proper amount of care. By traveling too fast, not yielding and talking or texting on the phone, a driver could cause a car accident with a pedestrian. This could result in a serious or even fatal accident.
Emergency crews in Des Moines were recently dispatched to a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred on Valentine's Day. According to preliminary reports, a 52-year-old woman was crossing the street when a vehicle struck her. The driver of the automobile did not stop or slow down after the collision.