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It is hard to believe that we are posting about another pedestrian vs. vehicle accident occuring in Northern California. On December 9, 2008 a 59-year-old Susanville woman was hit by a Lassen County Sheriff’s unit as she was crossing Main Street. The accident occurred when a Deputy Sheriff saw a break in traffic and turned left from Park Street onto Main. Unfortunately, the deputy did not observe the woman in the crosswalk until it was too late and hit her.

The woman was taken to Banner Lassen Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The nature of the injuries was not disclosed.

According to the Lassen County News, the accident is being investigated by the CHP.

In reviewing the media reports throughout Northern California over the last few weeks, it appears that there have been a high incidence of pedestrian vs. automobile accidents, as well as automobile vs. automobile accidents. Some drivers are complaining in blogs that others seem pre-occupied and are driving erractically.

We all need reminding sometimes that it is important to anticipate the conduct of others, particularly when the roads are busy with holiday shoppers and travelers. While the hustle and bustle of the Holidays are part of the joy of the season, an injury-causing-collision is not. Let’s all stop and think for a moment before going out to the shops and malls this season.

Let’s all be safe for the Holidays! That would be a blessing!

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