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Vehicle in Loganville, Georgia Strikes Pedestrian in Tragic Crash


January 08, 2020

LOGANVILLE, GA- Ajc.com writes that a pedestrian died late last week in a tragic accident on Ga. 78. The victim, a 37-year-old woman from Loganville, was walking on the roadway near a Kroger and a Burger King in the evening. Police stated that the woman was not at a marked crosswalk when the incident occurred.*

More pedestrians are killed each year in Georgia and across the country. The number of fatal pedestrian incidents continues to trouble safety advocates and officials because the solution to this problem is complicated. Large vehicles such as SUVs, which are highly popular in the United States, are a major factor in these incidents.  Any potential solution to the high number of pedestrian fatalities will have to contend with the fact that big cars are here to stay. 

Most deadly pedestrian crashes occur at night. Fixing the issue of low visibility for drivers after dark is not a simple feat. While well-lit intersections can help, many pedestrian crashes take place far away from the heavily trafficked intersections and urban areas. Installing streetlights to illuminate every roadway is not a realistic option. Headlights are inadequate when it comes to letting drivers see pedestrians at night. 

At some point in the future, pedestrian detecting technology in vehicles might help drivers better avoid these crashes. Current systems do not work well after dark making them useless at the times when they are most needed. Until technology improves, pedestrians should be wary when walking on the road, and drivers should remember to slow down. The higher the speed a vehicle is traveling at, the less chance the driver will have of avoiding a crash, and the results of a crash will be more severe at higher speeds. 

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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/breaking-pedestrian-hit-killed-vehicle-loganville/4DNLmAc4jCqqta8P8RHa5M/ and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pedestrian_safety/index.html and https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/pedestrian-detection-works-but-technology-still-has-ways-to-go-aaa-study-finds/

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