PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AWARENESS
When walking on the streets, always use designated pedestrian crossing points when crossing a road. If such designated pedestrian crossing points are not provided for, then take your time to cross the road.
If you do not consider this, you may end up being knocked down by a speeding vehicle and the driver may leave you there for dead. In case the driver decides to stop, he or she may decide to take his or her time before taking you to hospital. In the mean time, you will be lying there injured and may even end up dying at the scene as people take their time to take you to hospital. In as much as you may be in need of immediate medical attention, the driver may never bother about that.
In the case of a hit and run, other drivers may not bother helping you, as they will be in a hurry to undertake their chores. An example can be given of an incident where a person was hit by a vehicle that sped off, leaving the person there for dead. The person could not be rushed to hospital because other drivers did not want to have a bleeding person in their vehicles.
This was so as they did not want to incur extra expenses / time of having their vehicles seats being cleaned of the blood stains that the accident victim will have bled in their vehicle.
The victim ended up dying due to massive bleeding as onlookers waited for the first responders to arrive at the scene.
If you value your life, then take your time to use appropriate crossing points. Shortcuts may help you attain quick results but the consequences are cataclysmic. It is better to be safe than to be sorry.
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