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Vehicle Strikes Crossing Guard in Crisp County, Georgia

October 06, 2019

CRISP COUNTY, GA- writes that a car struck a crossing guard in Crisp County during the morning rush hour. The police received an emergency call at about 8 in the morning and rushed to the scene of a pedestrian accident at 24th Avenue in Cordele.*

The crossing guard was rushed to the hospital for treatment of her injuries, which were not considered to be life-threatening. One witness to the accident stated that the crossing guard was in the middle of the crosswalk on 24thAvenue close to Hickory County when she was hit. The intersection is near the Crisp County Pre-K and is a marked school zone. 

The speed limit is low because of the school zone, and according to those at the scene, the car that struck the crossing guard was moving slowly. According to the police, the driver had worked the night shift and was extremely tired at the time of the accident. He was taking someone to the school when he fell asleep and struck the victim. 

The driver was issued a ticket for failing to use due care. 

Fatigued driving can be extremely dangerous. Drivers who are overtired struggle to stay alert behind the wheel and create risks for themselves and others on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving was a contributing cause in about 72,000 crashes in 2013, leading to about 800 deaths. The CDC believes these numbers are actually far lower than the true number of drowsy driving fatalities each year, which they believe is closer to about 6,000However, it is difficult to get accurate statistics on drowsy driving. It is important not to drive if you have not gotten adequate sleep, which, according to the CDC is 7 hours a night for adults. 

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