Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Snowbanks make crossing the street dangerous
Snowbanks make walking difficult. To cross a street one must find a break in the wall of snow and then take care that drivers see you before you enter the street.
This pedestrian was crossing at a light when hit by a car making a right turn. Both the pedestrian and the car driver had the right light but the pedestrian had the right of way. The height of the snowbank hid the walker from view until the driver was well into the turn.
After being struck, an ambulance was called. I understand the pedestrian was lucky and may have suffered only a broken leg.