Last night a woman crossing the street in Phoenix was hit by a vehicle and killed. The article claims she was outside the crosswalk. Is that the only relevant question? All drivers are expected to operate their vehicles in the manner a reasonable person would operate his/her vehicle. The reasonable person is the person who is prudent and cautious in all they do.
The reasonable person looks both ways before crossing the street and operates their vehicle according to the laws. In this matter, it would be important to learn why the driver did not see the pedestrian prior to hitting her. Just because she was not in a sidewalk does not mean that she is to blame for the accident. Hopefully, the investigating officer gathered all the facts, measurements, and witness statements.
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