She stepped into the right lane of traffic just feet from her car. An Atlas moving van hit her, killing her instantly.
The police are unsure whether this is a suicide or accident. The woman was driving alone and she did not appear to have a flat tire.
Stories like this are hard to write about. It was tragic for both the pedestrian and the truck driver. No one can expect an 18-wheeler to be able to stop when a pedestrian walks out on to a highway. Hopefully the police can figure out the details of this unfortunate accident. 4,654 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2007; an average of one fatality every two hours. It is important to remember that highways are a dangerous place to try and cross.
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