Pedestrians are almost always at risk of being involved in a tragic mishap when they walk near a road, and when they are out at night under reduced visibility, it can be even more dangerous. Drivers do not always pay attention to their surroundings, and those traversing the side of the road may be especially vulnerable. Unfortunately, an accident recently resulted in a pedestrian's death in Nome. The mishap could open the door to a civil wrongful death claim under Alaska law.
The episode took place early in the morning of April 12 at around 1:15 a.m. A Ford Explorer struck a 54-year-old man while he was walking with other family members. The driver then got out of his SUV and fled the scene.