On his way, a driver cut through the parking lot of a nearby restaurant and hit 80-year-old man, who was walking with his girlfriend. The pedestrian man died a few hours later of head injuries. The driver faces a charge, among others, of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence.
A staggering one of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot. One of the major reasons behind collisions, injuries and fatalities that happen in parking lots is the false sense of security motorists and pedestrians feel. Pedestrians and drivers expect traffic to move more slowly, which means that caution takes a backseat.
Tragically, an average of 206 people (drivers and pedestrians) were killed each year in work-related parking lot accidents.