4-Year-Old Boy Hit by Truck in Bibb County, Georgia
BIBB COUNTY, GA. – September 17, 2018 (13wmaz.com) A 4-year-old boy was struck by a truck September 17 in Bibb County, Georgia, according to an online news report from 13wmaz.com. The driver fled the scene.*
The incident occurred on the evening of September 17 on Pansy Avenue in Macon, Georgia. A Dodge Ram struck a 4-year-old boy and started to drive away. The boy’s family tried to stop the driver, and the driver reportedly fired gunshots into the air and fled the scene. The boy was transported to the Medical Center, Navicent Health with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities are investigating and have not released additional information at this time.
Bibb County is located in the central portion of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of approximately 155,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 16, Interstate 75, Interstate 475, U.S. Route 23, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 80, and U.S. Route 129.
Vehicle accidents in Bibb County have seen a dramatic increase in the last several years, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, a total of 858 accidents occurred in the county, leading to 220 injuries and 17 fatalities. The total number of accidents actually dropped the following year, to 696, but the number of fatalities grew to 31, which was the highest number of traffic deaths in Bibb County during a five-year period.
After 2013, vehicle accidents in Bibb County skyrocketed. In 2014, 2,547 accidents happened in the county, leading to 689 injuries and 23 deaths. By 2016, a total of 7,617 accidents occurred in the county, which resulted in injuries to 2,144 people and in the deaths of 28 people.
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