Middle School Student Struck by Car in Lowndes County, Georgia
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. – August 15, 2018 (walb.com) According to an online news report from walb.com, a middle school student was struck by a car August 15 in Lowndes County, Georgia.*
Reports indicate the student was trying to board a school bus on the morning of August 15 and was struck by a vehicle on Cat Creek Road in Lowndes County. The student, who has not been identified, was reportedly transported to South Georgia Medical Center. School officials say the student is currently undergoing tests. The extent of injuries and his or her medical condition is not known.
The driver who hit the student has also not been identified. No information has been released regarding the vehicle or what caused the accident to occur. Lowndes County authorities are investigating and have not yet released additional information to the public. It is not clear whether charges will be filed.
Lowndes County is located on the southern border of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of almost 115,000. Its major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 84, and U.S. Route 221.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety show vehicle accidents in Lowndes County have increased during the last several years. In 2013, 1,384 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. That number almost doubled the following year, jumping to 2,620. In 2015, the number of accidents increased to 3,698 and moved up to more than 4,000 in 2016.
The highest number of fatal accidents in Lowndes County from 2012 to 2016 occurred during 2015, when 18 people died in traffic crashes. Five of the people who died in traffic crashes that year were pedestrians.
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