Member of the United Auto Workers Tragically Killed in Pedestrian Accident Near the General Motors Plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee
Member of the United Auto Workers Tragically Died after Being Hit by a Vehicle Close to the General Motors Plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee
SPRING HILL, TN – According to an online news report at wkrn.com, a member of the United Auto Workers tragically died after being struck by an automobile earlier this week on a bridge that is located close to the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.*
Per the Columbia Police, a driver was attempting to go across the bridge in the early morning hours and struck a man. He was taken to an area hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead. The driver who struck the man is currently cooperating with those investigating the accident.
The accident occurred on the bridge where United Auto Workers members were engaged in a strike and had been picketing since September amid contract negotiations with General Motors.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that traffic-related deaths are expected to continue on their downward trend in the United States. However, Tennessee death totals continue to rise in the opposite direction. In 2018, the NHTSA provides that there was a 2.4% decline in traffic fatalities in the United States. So far in 2019, the first six months of data in the U.S. demonstrates that traffic fatalities have decreased by 3.4%.
In Tennessee, however, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provides that there has been over a 7% increase through October 18thwhen compared to statistics from the year prior. Currently, there have been 887 traffic deaths when compared to 826 in 2018, which represents an increase by 61 fatalities. Of these figures, there were 112 pedestrian deaths, which has increased from 2018’s 100 deaths.
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