A 27-year-old man from Mayfield, Kentucky was struck and killed by a vehicle early Thursday morning. According to Graves County Sheriff’s Department, Dennis Ray Rice was standing along Kentucky 131 when a southbound truck hit him. The driver of the truck claims that he did not see Rice due to the fact that it was raining. Philip McLean, the Graves County Coroner, pronounced Rice dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred briefly before sunrise.
Nearly 5000 pedestrians are killed in accidents each year in the United States. All pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to take safety precautions such as wearing reflective gear, using crosswalks and sidewalks when available, and walk in well-lit areas. Unfortunately, the pedestrian could take every safety precaution to prevent an accident, and one may not be avoided. If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek the guidance of a St. Louis personal injury attorney.
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