Car Strikes, Injures Pedestrian in Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA. – October 1, 2018 (savannahnow.com) According to an online news report from savannahnow.com, a pedestrian was seriously injured September 30 after being hit by a vehicle in Savannah, Georgia.*
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on September 30, 60-year-old Stephen Lane, of Savannah, was attempting to cross West Bay Street in Savannah, between Jenks Street and Fell Street. A Lexus traveling westbound on West Bay Street struck Lane as he was walking across the roadway. Lane was seriously injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. His current medical condition is not known.
The driver of the Lexus, 56-year-old Anthony Scott, of Pooler, Georgia, was not injured. Initial investigation revealed Scott did not see Lane before he hit him. It is not clear whether Lane was walking in a crosswalk. Savannah Police are investigating and have not yet released additional information.
Savannah is located in Chatham County, which is on the eastern border of the state of Georgia. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows the county sees a large number of traffic accidents each year, and its accident rate is rising rapidly.
In 2012, a total of 5,659 traffic accidents occurred in Chatham County, resulting in 1,388 injuries and 20 deaths. These numbers rose dramatically over five years, jumping to 15,806 vehicle accidents in the county in 2016, resulting in 3,760 injuries and 43 deaths. The highest number of vehicle crash deaths in the county during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016 occurred in 2015. A total of 54 people died in vehicle accidents in Chatham County that year. Almost half of the fatality accidents that year involved speeding or alcohol.
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