SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State
Police are reminding motorists to slow down and exercise caution around vehicle
crashes and stranded cars because of the likelihood of pedestrians.
Officials said Tuesday pedestrians account for 13 percent of car-crash
State trooper Kyle Deatherage of St. Jacob was killed Nov. 26 when he
was struck by a passing truck while conducting a traffic stop.
Police say motorists should be aware of stalled vehicles or crash sites,
reduce speed and change lanes.
They say pedestrians should always walk on the outside edge of a roadway
and in two-way traffic, walk facing oncoming traffic.
At night pedestrians should carry a flashlight or wear reflective
clothing. If your vehicle stalls on a highway, attempt to call for assistance
before walking along the road.