A man was sleeping on the side of the freeway in Portland last night when a truck, driven by a young man who was drunk, went off the road and flipped. During the accident a homeless man was killed by the vehicle. They think he died instantly. No one knows who the sleeping man was.
Lack of food and shelter, the street elements, and lack of health care are not the only dangers to Homeless People. When there is no where else to sleep, you sleep on the sidewalk and that means close to traffic. Homeless people hit while pan handling or sleeping. standing, walking on the sidewalks happens more often that is reported.
What I did not know is that the rate of death among homeless women who do not have children is greater than that of homeless men.