January 20th, 2012|
January 20, 2012
Police in Parma, Ohio, say that an ice-covered windshield is to blame for a pedestrian being hit by a car this morning. An article released by News Channel 5 says that the accident happened on Pelham Drive, a residential area of the city.
Detective Marty Compton, spokesman for the Parma Police Depatment, said in a press conference that the 42-year-old victim was walking her dog near the street when she was hit from behind by a 31-year-old driver. The victim was then transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Officers who responded to the scene determined that the driver hit the woman because he could not see out of an ice-covered windshield. The man was cited for having an obstructed view.
Obstructed views account for thousands of accidents and injuries each year, yet are one of the most preventable crash factors there are. Obstructed views can be prevented by always clearing snow, ice, mud, or dirt from all windows and mirrors before driving.
If you can’t see because of foggy windows, wait for the temperature to regulate in the car and the fog to dissipate before driving.