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Pedestrian Struck by Car Sandy Springs, Georgia


January 27, 2020

SANDY SPRINGS, GA - Ajc.com writes that a person got struck by a car in Georgia this week. The accident shut the roadway down for several hours while responders worked at the scene.* 

According to reports, the victim exited his or her vehicle after being involved in a crash. The individual then attempted to cross the road when the collision occurred. The driver who struck the victim reportedly left the scene. Several people were hospitalized following the incident, but the condition and identity of those individuals are not yet available.

When drivers are involved in crashes on highways or other busy roadways, it is important not to get out of the vehicle while too close to the flow of traffic. In fact, when possible, drivers should avoid stopping on the shoulder unless the situation is an emergency. If stopping on the shoulder is necessary, drivers are typically better off waiting in their vehicle for help to arrive. In a car, the occupants can keep their seatbelts fastened and benefit from the protective features provided by their car. If another vehicle strikes the disabled or damaged vehicle, the results will be much less severe than if they struck the occupants outside of the car. 

Of course, in some instances, cars may catch fire or otherwise make it impossible for the driver or passengers to remain in the car. In these cases, it is vital that the occupants exit on the side farthest from the flow of traffic and stay a safe distance away from moving vehicles. Sadly, many people involved in minor crashes die or suffer serious injuries when they are involved in a secondary collision. 

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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/traffic/traffic-alert-all-northbound-lanes-400-shut-down-sandy-springs/P0B6FD0fR8U8VJgEYMmwOO/ and https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-london/state-police-dont-stop-on-highway-shoulders-if-you-can-avoid-it/

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