On March 11, Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Bogard Road and Merciful Circle in Wasilla. According to AST a 45 year old man was driving eastbound on Bogard Road when a 26 year old woman walked into his lane of traffic and was hit. The woman was transported to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
Driving Safety Tips
Avoid looking at your phone. This includes using navigation applications or changing the music. In the event that something important arises, like a phone call from work, consider pulling over to the side of the road to take the call.
Check your mirrors a few times, look to your left and right, and proceed slowly when backing out of driveways and parking lot spaces. Drive carefully when backing out of driveways and parking lots, especially in school zones and busy shopping centers.
Keep your windshield clear of dirt and debris, and make sure your side and rearview mirrors are in working condition and in the right positions to maximize your field of view.
Always drive at a speed that is safe for conditions. Rain will make the roads slippery and can lead to hydroplaning and losing control of the vehicle. In bad weather, give yourself extra time to brake and more room to stop.
Signal when you are making turns or switching lanes, and come to a complete stop at stop signs. Slow down when proceeding through a crosswalk or intersection, and be aware of pedestrians on the sidewalk.
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