Former Crash Survivor Dies in Tragic Wreck in Clayton County, Georgia
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that a young man died in a crash at Clayton State University, where he worked. Just two years ago, reports indicate that the same man was a victim in another car accident.*
The 25-year-old’s family is now asking questions about how this tragedy could have occurred. After a struggle to complete college, his family said that he made them proud when he finished in 2018. Following the completion of his degree, the man began working at the university as a groundskeeper.
Earlier this week, the man was in the parking lot on campus when a 36-year-old driver struck him. The man died at the scene. The victim’s sister says she wants to know how this could happen when the vehicle should have been traveling slowly. The man’s mom still cannot think about the crash that killed her son.
Police have not filed charges in relation to the incident.
Speed plays an important role in whether a victim survives a pedestrian crash. According to the AAA, at 23-miles-per hour, nine out of ten people will survive a crash. The risks go up as the speed of vehicles increases. At 32 miles per hour, victims will survive 75 percent of the time, and once cars are traveling 42 miles per hour, the risk of death is about 50 percent. Older pedestrians have a greater chance of dying in a crash than do younger adults.
While some parking lots post speed limits, many do not. If there is no speed limit indicating the maximum speed, drivers should not be traveling above fifteen miles per hour. Parking lots are not a place to speed because there are many pedestrians.
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Sources:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/man-killed-crash-while-working-alma-mater/LYG7BNJVBNBZRFAKSFBBN5XKXQ/ and https://aaafoundation.org/impact-speed-pedestrians-risk-severe-injury-death/ and https://www.motorists.org/blog/rules-for-parking-lot-etiquette/
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