Four Pedestrians Killed, Three Injured in Weekend Georgia Traffic Accidents
GEORGIA – September 17, 2018 (ajc.com) Four pedestrians were killed and three were injured in traffic crashes throughout Georgia the weekend of September 15. The story is reported online by ajc.com.*
In less than 24 hours between September 14 and September 15, in five separate counties in Georgia, seven pedestrians were struck by vehicles. Four of these pedestrians died from their injuries. The first collision occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on September 14 in Athens, Georgia. A 2014 Honda Odyssey struck 74-year-old Patricia Barker on West Broad Street, near Briarcliff Road. Athens-Clarke County Police say Barker crossed six lanes of traffic before being struck. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries. No charges have been filed at this time.
About 30 minutes later, a hit-and-run pedestrian crash occurred on Moreland Avenue and Custer Avenue in southeast Atlanta. A vehicle struck and killed 40-year-old Dondrill Tye, and the driver left the scene. No information has yet been released regarding the vehicle involved.
The next day, around 9:30 a.m., a 16-year-old boy driving a stolen delivery truck struck two 17-year-old girls and a 42-year-old woman on Mountain Zion Boulevard in Clayton County. All three pedestrians, who have not been identified, were transported to a local hospital with injuries. One of the teenagers was treated for head trauma. The truck driver will likely face multiple felony charges.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 15, another pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 5100 block of Memorial Drive, near Stone Mountain in DeKalb County. The pedestrian has not been identified. The driver stopped and spoke with police. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.
The final pedestrian accident occurred in Cobb County at approximately 6:15 p.m. on September 15. A black 2009 Toyota Yaris driving east on South Cobb Drive struck 64-year-old Clarence E. Martin. Martin was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he died of his injuries. Charges are not expected to be filed against the driver.
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