Sometimes Looking Both Ways Is Not Enough
I found this story incredible, warning this video is quite graphic...
On May 23, 2004, Scott Tegtmeyer was walking at the intersection of Third and Moses Boulevard around noon. The light was red, but he looked both ways, and saw the coast was clear. A red light camera watched over the intersection, inadvertently documenting the upcoming, harrowing scene.
Betty Hayslip, 75, driving a PT Cruiser, ran a red light and struck Albertina Walker, 41, in a Subaru. The Subaru launched into the air, and landed upside down on Tegtmeyer. It further dragged him several feet across the intersection. Tegtmeyer, found in a pool of blood and glass, was pronounced dead on the scene, but he began breathing again while in transit with paramedics. By 3 p.m., doctors had fully resuscitated him.
Neither of the female drivers of the vehicles involved were carrying passengers, and were not seriously injured.
Police said Tegtmeyer was crossing against a red signal and should not have been in the intersection. They also noted that the dent created by the impact created a hollow that prevented Tegtmeyer from being crushed when the car rolled on top of him.
Dayton police say the red light cameras, at the time installed at only a dozen intersections across the city, helped reduce injury crashes caused by ignored traffic signals by 28 percent during the previous year.
An amazing story, and it's true, and (I suppose) it had a happy ending. Here are sources: