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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 22-076 – Pedestrian/Non-Motorist Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 21-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, died in a PMV-4 mishap 30 August 2022 at 2323 local. The Soldier was drinking at a bar with his cousin when he left on foot. At 1807, the acting platoon sergeant received a call from another Soldier stating he had just received a call from the missing Soldier’s cousin. The cousin stated she had been called by the Austin County Morgue as the suspected next of kin for a body being held by the morgue labeled “John Doe.” On 31 Aug 2022, the Soldier’s body was positively identified by his wife. Unit personnel received reports that the Soldier was struck and killed by two vehicles on the highway, and the Austin Police Department (APD) responded to the scene. The mishap is being investigated by the APD.

Since 2017, the Army has lost an average of seven Soldiers a year to PMV-Pedestrian/Non-Motorist mishaps. This mishap was the second PMV-Pedestrian/Non-Motorist fatality of FY22 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.

A PEDESTRIAN WAS KILLED EVERY 81 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC CRASHES IN 2020.

Know that walking home drunk or high can be dangerous.

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, pedestrian injuries and fatalities remain high. In 2020, 6,516 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 55,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration raises awareness of the dangers to pedestrians and provides tips to keep them safe.

8 Walking Safety Tips
1. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
2. Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
3. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
4. Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
5. If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
6. Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots.
7. Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.
8. Embrace walking as a healthy form of transportation - get up, get out and get moving.


 

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