Overnight Crash that Shut Down GA 400 Killed a Pedestrian
SANDY SPRINGS, GA- The ajc.com reports that a pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The victim, identified as Nolan Farrell, 27, of Brookhaven, was reportedly attempting to cross Ga. 400 at the time of the accident.*
The Sandy Springs police stated that Farrell was in the northbound lanes when he was struck. Officers arrived at the scene of the accident ataround 9:30 p.m. Farrell was dead when emergency services arrived.
No other injuries occurred in relation to the accident. All of the drivers involved stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigating officers. While the investigation is still ongoing, no chargeshave been filed against any of the drivers.
Ga. 400 North was closed off for several hours while officers worked at the scene.
Pedestrian accidents occur more frequently at night, especially in areas that are not well lit and where there are no crosswalks.
Patch.com writes that Georgia has the 16thhighest number of pedestrian deaths in the countryand that according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrians killed by vehicles in the United States is higher now thanit has been in the last 25 years. A few years ago, pedestrians accounted for about 11 percent of all traffic accident fatalities. Currently, the percentage has gone up to 16 percent.
Georgia is working to lower the number of pedestrians killed in the state. Efforts include the development of a pedestrian safety action plan which will identify certain high-risk corridors, complete road safety audits, and study the safety of school zones.
Some suggested causes for the increase include the legalization of marijuana and distractions from smartphones.
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