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Pedestrian Severely Injured in Macon Crash, Georgia


March 06, 2020

MACON, GA- macon.com writes that a pedestrian suffered severe injuries in a collision in Macon, Georgia, over the weekend. The incident occurred when the victim, a 60-year-old man from Macon, was walking across Montpelier Avenue in the evening.*

Witness statements indicated that the driver was heading eastbound in a 2009 Mazda CX9 when she collided with the victim. Responders transported the man to the Navicent Health Center, where his condition was described as serious. 

The driver, a nineteen-year-old woman, was not harmed and remained at the scene of the crash. The incident is still under investigation, but so far, no charges have been filed against the woman. 

Pedestrian crashes remain incredibly common across the United States. Based on the most recent numbers, 2019 was the deadliest year for foot traffic in more than three decades. The numbers increased in some states more than others, and Georgia was one of the states that saw a significant uptick in these tragedies. 

The reason for the rising number of pedestrian fatalities likely has much to do with the popularity of large cars and the ever-present distraction of cellphones. However, the solution to the issue will not be accomplished by getting rid of big cars and smartphones. It is important to address the problem in a way that will account for these issues and for imperfect drivers and pedestrians. Changing infrastructure and improving pedestrian detecting technology may help. Of course, in Oslo, Norway, there were zero pedestrian or cyclist fatalities in 2019. Officials should be looking at how this large city managed to protect its most vulnerable road users and copy those efforts to help the United States reduce its number of pedestrian incidents. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://amp.macon.com/news/local/article240759326.html and https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/03/vision-zero-norwegian-capital-completely-quashes-road-deaths/ and https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-american-pedestrians-are-dying-than-in-past-30-years-11582779660

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