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Toddler Dies in Tragic Pedestrian Crash on Hill-Brown Road in Jeffersonville, Georgia (GA)


July 23, 2020

JEFFERSONVILLE, GA- 13wmaz.com writes that a tragic collision left a two-year-old child dead this week in Twiggs County. The incident occurred on Hill-Brown Road in the later evening when the little girl tried to cross the street to get to her grandmother.*

Police arrived on the scene and attempted CPR, but the victim died shortly after the crash. 

Investigators stated that the grandmother was watching the little girl, and then crossed the road to check her mailbox, leaving the child in the driveway. The child then entered the road to get to her grandmother, and a fifteen-year-old driver struck the victim. Two adults were in the car with the teen motorist at the time of the crash. 

Police are still investigating the incident. 

Data indicates that each year, more pedestrians are being killed in Georgia. Many of these tragic collisions are the result of reckless drivers. Dangerous behaviors, such as speeding or distracted driving, often lead to accidents. Distracted driving relating to phone usage has increased drastically in recent years and is believed to be contributing to the rise in collisions. Nationally, hundreds of thousands of people are driving while distracted daily and thousands of deadly distracted driving crashes are occurring annually. 

The number one factor in pedestrian incidents in the state is a failure to yield. Improper road crossings are another common factor, and the third most likely cause is low visibility. As the population rises, the number of crashes is also going up in the state. Poor infrastructure and roads without pedestrian walkways or crosswalks are other issues that are often leading to such tragic crashes as well. 

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Sources:

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/2-year-old-hit-killed-by-driver-in-twiggs-county/93-e201cb2d-ac58-4fca-9d7b-2582074d506d

https://www.ridesafegeorgia.org/why-are-pedestrian-fatalities-increasing-in-georgia/


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