Car Strikes Man on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon, Georgia (GA)
MACON, GA- 41nbc.com writes that a pedestrian crash occurred this week in Macon that seriously injured one person.*
The incident occurred late in the evening on Pio Nono Avenue. Reports state that the man is a 65-year-old from Macon who was walking in the road at the time of the crash. Witnesses stated that a woman failed to notice him when driving southbound on the road. Responders rushed the victim to the Medical Center Navicent Health, where his condition was referred to as critical. Currently, the man is stable and recovering from his injuries. No charges have been filed at this time.
Pedestrian crashes kill more than 6,000 people every year in the United States. There are a number of theories as to why these collisions continue to occur throughout America in such high numbers. One of the most likely reasons that America suffers so many fatal pedestrians crashes is the fact that Americans choose to drive larger vehicles. SUVs, pickup trucks, and other large vehicles are more dangerous for vulnerable road users. Studies show that SUV's are far more likely to result in fatal injuries in a pedestrian crash then are sedans. However, SUV's are likely only part of the reason that America suffers from such serious pedestrian safety deficits.
Cities that have managed to eliminate pedestrian fatalities have done so in part through their willingness to reduce the speed limit in areas where pedestrians are frequently present. Such efforts would likely help lower the number of pedestrians killed in the United States as well. Most pedestrian deaths take place in the evening or at night. This fact suggests that poor lighting is also contributing to the high number of fatal destrin crashes throughout the country. Better street lighting or better headlights may be able to curb the high number of fatal pedestrian incidents that take place annually in America.
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