ABC30 Action News reported on a pedestrian accident that claimed the life of one person. Last week, a car struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Barstow and Flower in Clovis. According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling south on Fowler when the incident occurred. Some witnesses told police that the pedestrian might have been crossing the against the light at the time of the accident. The driver of the vehicle remained at the accident scene and is cooperating with police. It does not appear at this time that alcohol was a factor in this pedestrian accident.
Many of the features of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) appeal to drivers. One of the most appealing features for many drivers is the environmentally friendly aspect of hybrid and electric vehicles. Unfortunately, these eco-friendly vehicles can be a safety hazard for pedestrians because these vehicles are much quieter than other motor vehicles, especially at lower speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recognized the danger to pedestrians by issuing a new sound requirement for all EVs and hybrid vehicles. New Sound Requirements for Electric Vehicles and Hybrids Beginning September 1, 2019, the NHTSA will require EVs and hybrid vehicles to be equipped with an audible warning whenever the vehicle is traveling backward or forward at speeds under 20 miles per hour. According to the announcement by the NHTSA, tires and the wind create enough noise at speeds above 19 miles per hour to make a warning sound unnecessary.
Running is an excellent way to stay in shape. Many people enjoy jogging, running, and power walking in and around Fresno. However, sports injuries are common in runners, especially in the knees, ankles, and joints because of the extra strain from running on concrete sidewalks. Other common injuries for runners include torn ligaments, repetitive strain injuries, and injuries from falls. Fortunately, there are several steps runners can take to avoid injuries as they continue to enjoy the health benefits of running.