Bicyclist Killed in Thomas County, GA, Vehicle Crash
THOMAS COUNTY, GA. – September 18, 2018 (walb.com) According to an online news story from walb.com, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle September 18 in Thomas County, Georgia.*
The collision occurred in the evening of September 18. A 42-year-old man was riding a bicycle north on U.S. 319 when an SUV struck him near Herbert Lane in Thomas County. The man’s bicycle became caught underneath the SUV after the impact. The bicyclist, who has not been identified at this time, died at the scene. The driver of the SUV, who has also not been identified, was apparently not injured.
Georgia State Patrol is reportedly working to notify next-of-kin before providing additional information. The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with Georgia State Patrol is investigating.
Thomas County is located on the southern border of the state of Georgia. It has a population of approximately 45,000, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 19, U.S. Route 84, and U.S. Route 319.
According to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Thomas County have yo-yoed during the last several years. In 2012, a total of 1,406 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. That number steadily dropped during the next three years, coming down to 935 total vehicle accidents in 2015. In 2016, however, the number of accidents in Thomas County jumped back up to 1,497. These accidents led to 398 injuries.
During a five-year period between 2012 and 2016, the highest number of fatal vehicle accidents occurred in 2016, when 10 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Two of the fatal accidents that year were related to excessive speeding.
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