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Pedestrian Crash on Byran Street in Savannah, Georgia (GA)


July 09, 2020

SAVANNAH, GA- Wtoc.com writes that a crash left a pedestrian in Savannah with severe injuries this week. The mid-afternoon incident occurred on Byran Street when the driver attempted to turn onto Lincoln Street. The motorist's Nissan Maxima left the road and traveled onto the sidewalk where the victim was walking.*

Responders rushed the female pedestrian to the hospital. 

Reports indicate that after the man struck the woman, he was attempting to flee the scene of another crash. Police have now filed multiple charges against the man for the alleged hit-and-run, serious injury by motor vehicle, driving under the influence, and other related charges. 

In 2019, sixteen percent of traffic victims in Georgia were pedestrians. Most traffic accidents are the result of drivers behaving in unsafe ways. For instance, impaired drivers, distracted motorists, and speeding drivers are all major causes of crashes in the state. In fact, these motorists lead to more than three out of every four traffic-related deaths in Georgia. 

The number of lives lost last year increased slightly in the state as compared to 2018 after dropping for two years. 

Officials have made attempts to improve road safety in Georgia by implementing a hands-free law aimed at reducing distracted driving. 

Phones are still viewed as a major threat to anyone using the road. Some in Georgia state that distractions caused by cell phones are putting pedestrians in harm's way. Not only are drivers distracted, but people walking are often looking at their phones as well, leading to greater risks of an accident. 

Even while overall traffic deaths were dropping, pedestrian fatalities went up in Georgia. Over the course of a five year period, pedestrian fatalities jumped 60 percent. 

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Sources:

https://www.wtoc.com/2020/06/28/savannah-police-investigates-pedestrian-involved-crash-lincoln-street/

https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/

http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/DAAA

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