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In a tragic turn of events, a pregnant mother who was struck by an 18 year-old driver recently succumbed to her injuries stemming from a pedestrian accident the occurred on August 24, 2007. According to authorities, Djuana Thomas, 22 weeks pregnant at the time, was crossing Mobile Street pushing her daughter Samiya Jordan in a stroller when the 18 year old driver struck both her and her 1 year-old daughter.

All were rushed to University of South Alabama Medical Center for immediate medical treatment. The daughter required hip surgery and the mother was placed in the critical care unit until her passing late Saturday night. According to the authorities, the pedestrian accident occurred as a result of a pedestrian violation. No charges have been filed at this time but the investigation is still pending.

Pedestrian accidents are occurring with more and more frequency these days. As you might imagine the injuries that are sustained in pedestrian accidents almost always result in very serious if not fatal injuries for the pedestrians involved. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given some guidelines and tips to prevent pedestrian incidents such as the one noted above. With a little more awareness and attentiveness by both drivers and pedestrians alike maybe such tragedies could be prevented and avoided in the future.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.

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