OK, not a positive thing here. Terrible that anyone should go down like that -- even though he was largely at fault for it. Lights after dark -- mandatory! Dark clothing at night -- D-U-M-BBB!
The ONLY thing I will say about cars and drivers in this case is: you who commented on this story, YOU KNOW the area is a hazard, so SLOW THE F DOWN! Watch out and pay more attention -- not that it would have helped this situation, these two drivers did the best they could, it appears -- but those commenters show at least a written awareness of the hazardous nature of that area. Your timetable isn't worth a life.