Pedestrian Struck By Car In Elk Grove, Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A driver struck a pedestrian on an Elk Grove street late Thursday night.

Investigators say the driver was traveling west on Laguna Boulevard when a pedestrian stepped into the road from the median and was hit by a car.

The unidentified pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a hospital.

Police closed the road for several hours for the investigation, but it has since re-opened.

Police say the driver is cooperating with them.

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  1. Trevor Frith says:

    Notwithstanding the potential tragedy of this crash, one must ask, would the Google car have stopped in time? What if there was a way this driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stopped 30 – 40 feet shorter, perhaps in an even shorter distance than the Google car. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer (But girly!) left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to mentally maintain especially for older drivers (over 40!), inefficient(poor stopping distance) and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic transmission cars. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431. NHTSA insists on calling it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the driver rather than their beloved right foot braking method. Score to date 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men both in and out of government are apparently willing to pay to maintain their systemic belief in right foot braking on automatic cars even though they have zero scientific justification. As one transportation “expert” said “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about who has the safer braking method but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods! Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

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