[Indio, CA] – Raymond Cretin Died in Pedestrian Incident on Avenue 44
Raymond Cretin Struck and Killed on Avenue 44 and West Circle Drive
October 29, 2020 – Raymond Cretin, age 75, died on Wednesday. Furthermore, he died walking down the street on Avenue 44 and West Circle Drive.
Indio Police Department spokesperson Ben Guitron mentioned that the incident happened in a residential area. Moreover, an area with no traffic lights.
Initially, first responders arrived at the scene. Then, they found Mr. Guitron unresponsive.
But despite efforts to save him, the authorities pronounced him dead at the scene 10 minutes later.
Additionally, authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.
Several factors can play a role in accidents, including but not limited to impairment, reckless driving, distracted driving, road conditions and speeding. Here we have supplied three tips to help keep you from having an accident.
3 Easy Tips for Accident Prevention
Recent research shows that drivers often do not come to a full stop at stop signs.
This irresponsible and lazy type of driving behavior could lead to dangerous consequences. Furthermore, intersections are where many crashes occur.
By following three simple tips, drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists can all stay a little safer.
· Come to a complete stop at the painted stop line or before the crosswalk. Moreover, if there are no sidewalk markings, stop just before the stop sign.
· Look for any risks before entering the intersection by looking left, right, straight ahead and then left again.
· If another vehicle is stopped ahead of you at the stop sign:
o Stop where you can still see the tires of the vehicle ahead of you.
o When the vehicle ahead of you begins to move, count two seconds before you continue to the stop sign.
How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians may also take added steps to avoid an accident. Here are a couple of tips to consider.
1. Stick to Designated Crossing Areas
The California Department of Transportation puts a lot of work into planning safe roads for both drivers and pedestrians. When you walk, your best bet is stick to appointed pedestrian crossing areas. Additionally, these areas have traffic control devices to cross safely.
2. Drivers Will Not Always See You
Sadly, drivers do not always pay attention the way they should. Moreover, some of them may even be under the influence. Your best bet is to make sure traffic stops before you cross a crossroads even when you have the right way.
3. Pay Attention to Stopped Vehicles
The car in front of you could see you and stop. Meanwhile, the car behind that should stop, too, they might try to drive around the first car quickly.
Beware of this possibility and look for any other vehicles as you continue through a crosswalk. Even if you are moving around parked cars, it is worth the extra look to make sure there are not any other cars around you.
4. If You Must Stop, Move Your Car Far Away on a Street
Some of the most severe pedestrian accidents happen when drivers stop their cars on the side of a highway. That is because, other drivers continue to travel at a high speed, and they may not always pay attention to what is on the road.
If you need to stop your car on the side of the road, make sure to leave as much space as possible between you and the road. Do not stand right by the road. Also, leaving added space between you and the street may give you and drivers the critical time necessary to avoid an accident.
To the family and friends of Raymond Cretin, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
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