Georgia Football Player Injured in a Pedestrian vs. Car Accident in Athens, Georgia
ATHENS, GEORGIA - According to an online news report posted on ajc.com, a Georgia Bulldogs' defensive back has been injured in a pedestrian vs. car accident.*
The pedestrian accident occurred on the University of Georgia campus last Tuesday. According to an accident report, the football player had exited a bus on Carlton Street and Sanford Drive when he was hit by a Toyota Prius while attempting to cross the street.
The victim was violently "thrown onto the hood of the Toyota, smashed into and shattered the car's windshield, and then the victim rolled off of the vehicle and landed onto the ground.” The victim received cuts to his thighs and wrists. He was also examined at the accident scene by emergency medical services, the UGA Athletics staff, and was transported to the University Health Center for additional medical treatment. It is possible that the victim sustained other injuries during the collision.
The vehicle's driver was not criminally charged, although charges may be pending. The victim was "cited for not using a crosswalk."
The victim has been sidelined as a result of his pedestrian accident injuries, and it is not known how long he will need to recover.
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