Vehicles traveling at high rates of speed on congested roadways pose a significant risk of injury or death to pedestrians who may be on the road through no fault of their own. When a vehicle breaks down on the freeway, drivers and passengers can be in danger from other vehicles, even when the disabled car is stopped in the far lane.
A recent auto-pedestrian accident on a freeway in California highlights the dangers of experiencing a vehicle breakdown on a busy road. A pedestrian who had apparently exited a disabled vehicle suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car. Initial reports indicate that more than one vehicle may have been involved in this accident.