Driver Unknown in Accident That Kills Texas Pedestrian

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 3-Oct-2011

A Cleveland, Texas man was killed in a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident last week, State police said.

While the body of 40-year-old Kelly D. Nickerson was found by passersby on Sept. 29h, the driver of the vehicle that struck his is still unknown, according to officials.

Nickerson was taken to Memorial Hospital and later transported to the Trauma Unit at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, where he was later pronounced dead, hospital authorities said.

Police believe that dark clothing donned by Nickerson and rainy road conditions may have contributed to the pedestrian accident. Additionally, the driver of the vehicle that hit the victim may not have even been aware that they hit Nickerson.

A pending autopsy may reveal more about what occurred early that morning.

Pedestrians can protect themselves from the dangers of walking at night by dressing in brightly colored clothing and trying to stay in areas where drivers can see you. Pedestrians can also stay safe during evening hours by traveling with a flashlight, weraring reflective gear and crossing roadways in well lit areas.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, call our pedestrian attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of the 11 locations for our law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.


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