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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 19-059 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A 21-year-old Soldier stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died in a pedestrian mishap 8 June 2019 near Tillicum, Washington, at 0330 local. The Soldier was struck by a passing motorist after exiting a ride-sharing vehicle.

PLR 19-035 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A 19-year-old Private assigned to the Texas Army National Guard died in a pedestrian mishap 2 March 2019 in Gladewater, Texas, at 1822 local. The Soldier exited his vehicle to access a mailbox when his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck that drifted onto the shoulder. The Soldier was subsequently struck by his own vehicle.

PLR 19-032 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A 19-year-old Private assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, died in a pedestrian mishap 14 February 2019 near Edinburg, Texas, at 2300 local. The Soldier was standing next to her disabled vehicle along an interstate highway when she was struck by a passing motorist.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

If you are involved in a vehicle accident or other roadside emergency:

  • Pull over and out of traffic if possible. Even if all of the emergency lights are activated, some highway drivers do not pay close attention and could rear-end the disabled vehicle, causing further damage or injury.

  • If you must exit the vehicle, do so safely and well away from oncoming traffic and your vehicle.

  • If possible, you and any passengers should exit through the side of the vehicle facing away from the road.

  • Not only do you need to stay out of the roadway, you need to put as much distance as possible between you and the disabled vehicle until traffic has been diverted around it.

PLR 19-030 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A Major in the U.S. Army Reserve Command died in a pedestrian mishap 7 February 2019 in Sandy, Utah, at 1240 local. The Soldier was traversing a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle traveling more than 60 mph.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

  • Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.

  • Never assume a driver sees you just because you are using a crosswalk. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right, and make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.

  • Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.

PLR 18-065 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Pedestrian
A Lieutenant Colonel assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Arlington, Virginia, died in a pedestrian mishap 30 April 2018 in Arlington. The Soldier was reportedly struck by a vehicle and died at a local hospital.

  • Pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the U.S. in 2015, totaling 5,376 deaths.

  • On average, a pedestrian is killed nearly every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes.

  • Twenty-six percent of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur from 6 to 8:59 p.m.

  • Washington, D.C. has the third highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. Only Puerto Rico and New York have higher numbers.

  • In 2016, more than two-thirds (70 percent) of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes were male.

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