When the driver of a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the results are usually both predictable and tragic. A person on foot does not have even the slightest protection against tons of steel, glass and rubber bearing down on them at a high rate of speed.
Louisiana State Police responded to a pedestrian accident on Highway 1024 on June 14. It was a Friday evening, and a 37-year-old man was walking along the highway in Watson, just to the east of Highway 16. The driver of an oncoming van was unable to slow down in time. The van slammed into the man. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was fatally injured, and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the van was uninjured.