Pedestrian Injured in Crash on Hephzibah McBean Road in Hephzibah, Georgia (GA)
HEPHZIBAH, GA- Wfxg.com writes that a car struck a thirteen-year-old boy who was biking on Hephzibah McBean Road this week in Richmond County. The incident took place in the early evening.*
Reports indicate that the vehicle that collided with the boy was a Nissan. The victim was on the road at the time of the crash. Responders were called to the scene and transported the boy to a nearby hospital where his condition was referred to as stable.
It is not yet clear whether the driver is facing charges in relation to the collision.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that 857 people were killed by cars while biking in the United States in 2018. Of course, in collisions involving cars and bikes, the person on the bike faces a much higher risk of injury than the person in the car. Many of these crashes could be prevented if everyone followed traffic laws and remained alert while driving or biking.
Cyclists should wear helmets and ride predictably to help keep themselves safe. However, in many cases, cyclist safety is dependent on drivers giving these more vulnerable road users space. Drivers may need to be reminded that cyclists have the same right to use the roadways as cars do. When operating a vehicle, it is important not to underestimate the speed of a cyclist. Always drive within the posted speed limit and drive defensively. If a cyclist is on the road in front of a car, the driver must remember to give that individual space when passing them. When turning right on red, look out for cyclists before making the turn.
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