UGA Community Mourns the Loss of Student Killed in Pedestrian Accident


May 23, 2017

11Alive.com reports that a young woman is dead after an accident involving a truck and a pedestrian. The crash happened early one morning, on the Georgia State Route 10 Loop. Reports indicate that the young woman was involved in a car accident and she was on or near the road when she was hit by another vehicle. The area where the crash happened was dark at the time of the accident, and the driver of the truck says that he did not see the pedestrian until it was too late to avoid hitting her.

UGA Community Mourns the Loss of Student Killed in Pedestrian Accident

The nineteen-year-old student died in a recent accident on the Georgia State Route 10 Loop. She was a senior who was studying Spanish and microbiology, and her classmates remember her as a warm and friendly individual who had a gift for making others feel special. The students and faculty at the University of Georgia are shocked and saddened by the news of Thompson's passing and are mourning her loss alongside her family and friends.

Safety Tips for Preventing Pedestrian Accidents

Whenever anyone walks near a road where cars travel, there is a risk that they will get too close to traffic and get struck by a vehicle. Walking can be a safe way to get from place to place, but pedestrians must be aware of their surroundings and can actively take steps to ensure that drivers will see them. Drivers can avoid hitting pedestrians by avoiding all types of distractions while driving and by obeying posted speed limits.

If you plan to walk somewhere and you know that you will be walking when it is dark, be sure to wear light colored clothing or clothing with reflective accents on it. For added safety, there are many types of blinking lights that are available for pedestrians to attach to their shoes, clothing, backpacks, or hats to increase their visibility. Walking with a group of people also increases visibility. When you walk, be sure to maintain an awareness of the traffic on the road near you and cross the street only at marked crosswalks to reduce the risk of a collision.

Drivers should know that pedestrians can be present on the road at any time of day or night. Some areas, like residential areas and city streets, have more pedestrian traffic than other areas do, so use extra caution in those places. Distracted driving of any type is never a good idea, and it is especially important to eliminate as many distractions as you can when you are driving through areas where there are likely to be pedestrians near the road so that you will be sure to notice them.

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Source:
http://www.11alive.com/news/local/athens/timeline-what-happened-on-ga-10-when-a-student-was-hit-killed/437139187

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