Pedestrian struck in Mammoth Lakes; police urge caution

MLPD News release

Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.

A 46-year old male West Hills resident was struck by a vehicle at approximately 1600 hours in the 3300 block of Main Street. The pedestrian was conscious at the scene and transported to Mammoth Hospital by Mono County Paramedics.

The driver of the vehicle, a 54-year old female resident of Mammoth Lakes, stopped immediately after the collision. From initial witness statements and evidence at the scene, it appears that the driver failed to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within the marked crosswalk.

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department would like to remind drivers to be alert and cautious of pedestrians and to follow the direction of crosswalk traffic signals.

 

 

2 Responses to Pedestrian struck in Mammoth Lakes; police urge caution

  1. Maddawg January 8, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    I know crosswalks are a great way of protecting pedestrians from getting hit by a n on coming vehicle but, the pedestrian too have to be smart and not expect that a car can just stop because they decided to cross the street. Too many times I have seen people just bounce out to the busy street and take it for granted just because they are using the crosswalk that they are safe, not true!

     
  2. Low-Inyo January 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    Maddawg..As a young child,I saw a pedestrian get run over and killed in a crosswalk,doing just as you say above….one car stopped….the one in the next lane did not.

     

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