Pickup Truck Strikes and Kills Man in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA- Macon.com writes that a pickup truck killed a man in Macon late last week in the evening. The victim was identified as a 55-year-old man from Bibb County. Police stated that the man died at the scene of the crash.*
The man was reportedly walking in a turn lane when he was killed by a Ford F-150 that was attempting to pull out of a mobile home lot and onto the road. Witnesses stated that after the pickup truck collided with the victim, he was struck by several other vehicles. Police are looking for information regarding the crash and have asked that any witnesses contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
A recent study found that Macon, Georgia, is one of the worst cities in the country when it comes to pedestrian safety. Macon came in as the tenth deadliest out of the nation’s 200 biggest cities. The pedestrian fatality rate was 4.4 deaths per 100,000 people as compared to the national average of 1.7 fatalities per 100,000. The majority of deadly pedestrian crashes in the city took place after dark, which is the same trend seen nationally. About three out of four people who die in pedestrian wrecks do so at night or in the early morning before sunrise.
In the United States, the number of pedestrians dying is at its highest amount in decades. Almost 50 percent of the wrecks involved either a driver or a pedestrian who was under the influence of alcohol. Smartphones are also considered to be another culprit as they tend to lead to both driver and pedestrian inattention. Beyond Macon, pedestrian deaths in Georgia are also high. The state is one of the five in the nation, which together accounted for almost half of all the pedestrian deaths in the country.
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Sources:https://www.macon.com/news/local/community/houston-peach/article239870003.html and https://www.macon.com/news/local/article239345133.html
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