"He went down as if struck by a lightning". Pedestrian hit on a crosswalk
He was crossing the street on a crosswalk and got hit by a woman driving a fiat. "The man went down as if struck by a lightning," said Marcin Maludy from Lubusz Police.
The 35-year-old was hit on Tuesday, shortly after 6 pm in Żagań (Lubusz Voivodeship), on Kolejowa street.
The man was crossing the street on a crosswalk. When he was on the second lane, the woman driving a seicento ploughed into the pedestrian. The man noticed in the last second that the car didn't stop before the zebra crossing. He tried to take a step back butit was too late - the car hit him.
"The man went down as if struck by a lightning," said Marcin Maludy from Lubusz Police.
The situation looked very serious. The 35-year-old laid still on the road for a while. An ambulance was called. It turned out the man hadn't sustained any serious injuries.
"The 67-year-old driver did not exercise proper caution. Explanation that she didn't notice the pedestrian cannot be treated as sufficient," Maludy stressed.
Next stop: courtroom
Despite the accident being qualified as a road collision, the case will end up in court.
"Taking into account the possible dangers of the accident, the police refrained from issuing a ticket and referred the case to the court. The officers also took away the woman's drivier's license," Maludy explained.
Autor: gf / Źródło: TVN24 News in English
Źródło zdjęcia głównego: Lubusz Voivodeship Police