Two Cars Strike and Kill Pedestrian in Tragic Cherokee County, Georgia (GA)
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a pedestrian died this week in a tragic crash in Cherokee County. The incident took place when the victim was walking on Georgia 92 close to its intersection with Woodland Drive in the early morning. Police officers identified the victim as a 65-year-old man from Acworth.*
Reports indicate that two vehicles that were traveling eastbound collided with the victim. Responders transported the man to the WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he died a short while after the incident. The drivers involved both remained at the scene of the crash and are cooperating with the investigation. The crash led to the closure of all but one lane while crews worked to clear the roadway. All lanes were reopened by the early morning.
Pedestrians are facing a higher death toll in recent years in both the country and in Georgia, specifically. While the rate of fatal pedestrian crashes increased by about three percent nationally in the first half of 2018, the numbers in Georgia jumped by 32 percent. There is some speculation that the increasing population size and improvement to the economy may be leading to more people being on the roadway and therefore creating a greater risk of collisions. Based on the numbers, pedestrians are clearly in need of greater protection. There are numerous possible causes for the rising pedestrian fatalities. In addition to growing population size, weather, fuel costs, and people walking more at night may all be leading to a higher number of deaths. SUVs, which create greater risks of severe injuries to pedestrians than sedans, are also making roadways more dangerous for people walking throughout the nation.
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