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PLR 18-018 - Pedestrian Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A Sergeant assigned to Eighth Army, Suwon Air Base, Republic of Korea, died in a pedestrian mishap 7 December 2017 at 2315 local near Suwon, Korea. The Soldier’s unit was conducting convoy operations when his Army Motor Vehicle was involved in an accident. In an attempt to emplace warning triangles, the Soldier exited the AMV and was struck by a civilian vehicle. He was ground evacuated to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


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.

ANALYZE IT: https://safety.army.mil/ShrinkLink/163

TRAIN IT: https://safety.army.mil/OFF-DUTY/Pedestrian.aspx

  • 19 January 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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