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Runner Struck By A Trailer and Killed in Pearland


From the 10-6-16 HARRA newsletter:

Runner Struck By A Trailer and Killed in Pearland

Channel 13 reports that Elizabeth Perez, 31, was running in Pearland on Sunday morning. She reportedly started to cross Broadway Street after a vehicle passed but was struck and killed by the vehicle's trailer. You can read the KTRK report at this link.
http://abc13.com/news/jogger-hit-by-boat-trailer-in-pearland-has-died/15...

This tragic accident should give us cause to reflect on our safety while we are running, especially when we are around vehicles. Apparently the deceased was not paying sufficient attention to the crossing. It is reported that the woman was wearing headphones, which may very well have contributed to a lack of awareness. Headphones or not, how many of us rush a little bit when at a crossing. We are in a zone, a rhythm. It's our normal route, we know it so well.

If you must wear headphones, or get into a deep conversation, or fiddle with your watch or do anything at all but pay attention to your running environment, be extraordinarily careful anywhere there are cars in proximity.

SO... PLEASE be extra careful on the roads and when crossing the street. The Woodlands has 100s of miles of paths, please consider using them instead of a busy street.

Russell

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