A local pedestrian died while walking Market Street in Salem, Oregon in the early evening hours January 6th, 2015. Michael Crossland was taking his daily walk with his wife, when the two were struck by a truck and seriously injured at the scene of the accident. Mr.Crossland succumbed to his injuries.
It may seem safe to be on a sidewalk, but is nonetheless important to wear light or reflective clothing. Pedestrian accidents are much more likely to occur when dark colors are worn. These types of accidents are easier to avoid if light or reflective clothing is worn.