Teenage Pedestrian Killed in Peachtree City, GA, Hit-and-Run Collision
PEACHTREE CITY, GA. – September 14, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com) Authorities in Peachtree City, Georgia, are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that occurred September 13 and claimed the life of a teenager. The story is reported online by fox5atlanta.com.*
At approximately 11:20 p.m. on September 13, a 17-year-old male was walking along the southbound lanes of Highway 74, just north of Paschal Road in Peachtree City. He was struck by an unknown vehicle and died from his injuries. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. The identity of the pedestrian has been released but withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
A motorcycle was seen at the site of the accident, but authorities were not able to confirm whether it was involved in the incident. No description has been provided of the driver or the vehicle involved. Peachtree City Police are asking anyone with information to contact the department.
Peachtree City is located in Fayette County in the north-central portion of the state of Georgia. It has a population of approximately 112,500, and its major roadways include State Route 54, State Route 74, State Route 138, and State Route 314.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Fayette County have climbed dramatically in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 100 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. Just one year later, that number climbed to 646 accidents. By 2016, the annual number of vehicle accidents in Fayette County had risen to 3,371. The accidents in 2016 led to injuries to 788 people and the deaths of eight people.
During a five-year period between 2012 and 2016, the highest number of fatal vehicle accidents occurred in 2014, when 10 people died in motor vehicle crashes. The highest number of pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2013, when two people were struck and killed by vehicles in Fayette County.
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