Oelwein, IA – UPDATE: Jacqueline Lensing Killed in Crash on 1st StDes Moines Accident News
Oelwein, IA (May 14, 2021) – The identity of the woman killed in a pedestrian accident in Oelwein on Tuesday, May 11, has been released by local officials.
It was later revealed that 54-year-old Jacqueline K. Lensing of Oelwein was crouching near a parked Ford Explorer in the parking lot of the American Legion on 1st Street SW. At around 6 p.m., she was reportedly hit by the vehicle as it pulled out of the parking spot. First responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the injured party.
The driver of the vehicle, 72-year-old Richard Nissen of Oelwein, was uninjured. Lensing sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. No further information has been provided at this time.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly pedestrian crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jacqueline K. Lensing at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Iowa
The risk of being killed as a pedestrian is alarmingly high. There is little protection provided to those traveling on foot, meaning that a motor vehicle collision can easily end in fatal injuries. Compared to those traveling in passenger cars, pedestrians are roughly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a crash. There were 5,977 pedestrian fatalities reported in 2017, meaning that a pedestrian death occurred roughly every 88 minutes.
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