Car vs. pedestrian accidents can cause a great deal of harm. Such motor vehicle accidents can sometimes even have fatal results. This can be seen in a car vs. pedestrian accident that occurred earlier this week in Louisiana.

The accident happened on Monday. That morning, a 19-year-old man from Baker, Louisiana was walking on a road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to authorities, the man was then struck by a motor vehicle that was travelling along this road.

Reportedly, the motor vehicle drove away after hitting the man. Police reportedly are in the process of trying to identify and locate the driver of the motor vehicle.

According to the article on the Advocate's website which reported this story, the 19-year-old pedestrian died as a result of this car vs. pedestrian accident.

As this incident shows, car vs. pedestrian accidents sometimes result in a pedestrian's death. Thus, car vs. pedestrian accidents can have truly devastating results.

Because car vs. pedestrian accidents can be so harmful, it is very important for motorists to do everything they reasonably can to prevent car vs. pedestrian accidents when driving. This includes making sure to watch for pedestrians when behind the wheel and exercise appropriate care when driving in areas where pedestrians are present. It also includes practicing safe and responsible driving and obeying all applicable traffic laws when out on the roads.

If motor vehicle drivers in Louisiana fail to do these things, they could be putting the safety of the state's pedestrians at risk.

Source: The Advocate, "State Police search for driver in fatal hit and run," Feb. 12, 2013