Man transported to hospital after auto-pedestrian crash in West Valley City

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Nov. 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was transported to the hospital Monday evening after he was hit by a car near 3112 S. Redwood Road.

West Valley City Police Lt. Amy Maurer said the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when the driver of a southbound vehicle failed to see him in the road.

Maurer said the man was bleeding from facial cuts and, because of that, was taken to the hospital in “charlie,” or serious, condition. She said he then was upgraded to stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident happened at about 6:05 p.m.

“It was a combination of lighting and jaywalking,” that prevented the driver from seeing the pedestrian, Maurer said.

It wasn’t known if anyone would be cited in this incident.


  1. We must all care about these types of potentially tragic crashes but we must also ask, would the Google car have stopped in time? What if there was a way this driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stopped 30 – 40 feet shorter, perhaps in an even shorter distance than the Google car. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer (But girly!) left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to mentally maintain especially for older drivers (over 40!), inefficient(poor stopping distance) and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic transmission cars. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431. NHTSA insists on calling it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the driver rather than their beloved right foot braking method. Score to date 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men both in and out of government are apparently willing to pay to maintain their systemic belief in right foot braking on automatic cars even though they have zero scientific justification. As one transportation “expert” said “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about who has the safer braking method but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods! Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?


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