Deadly Pedestrian Crash on Gray Highway in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a woman died after being hit by a truck in Macon at about 7 in the evening while crossing Gray Highway. Reports indicate that the victim, a 50-year-old woman, was crossing from the east to the west of the street and ran in front of a truck. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died from the injuries she suffered in the accident.*
Pedestrian versus automobile incidents have been on the rise throughout the nation. There are many factors that are likely leading to a higher number of pedestrian deaths in America. One of the most shared theories is that the higher number of fatalities has to do with the rising popularity of large vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks. Studies have indicated that these vehicles do more damage to pedestrians than sedans both because they are larger and heavier, and also because they are more likely to strike a person higher up on their body than smaller vehicles, which often hit a person’s lower extremities causing injuries, but fewer fatalities.
Another possibility is that everyone, drivers and pedestrians alike, is distracted by their cell phone. People are more likely to enter the street when it is unsafe to do because they are staring at their phones, and drivers are more likely to strike a person because they are staring at their phones.
Alcohol is also a contributing factor in a large number of pedestrian crashes. In many cases, the pedestrian was drunk, not the driver. Drunk pedestrians may enter the street when it is not safe, and drivers may not have time to react. This is especially true at night and after dark when visibility for drivers can be poor.
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