Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA. – October 5, 2018 (macon.com) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle October 5 in Macon, Georgia, according to an online news report from macon.com.*
At approximately 7 a.m. on October 5, 51-year-old Carvin Cleveland Hill, of Macon, was attempting to cross Broadway Street at the intersection with Houston Road. Deputies say Hill was walking east and stepped in front of a northbound Dodge Ram pickup truck that was turning onto Broadway from Houston.
Hill tragically died at the scene. The driver of the pickup has not been identified. He or she was not injured in the accident. It is not clear whether any charges will be filed. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating and has not released additional information at this time.
According to an article from NPR, pedestrian fatalities in the United States are a significant problem. In 2017, nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S., a number that represents a 25-year high for the second year in a row. Pedestrian deaths increased by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. Two possible explanations for the year-over-year increases are more vehicles on the road due to lower gas prices and high instances of distracted driving.
And while the Governor’s Highway Safety Association says increases in pedestrian fatalities appear to be slowing, too many people are dying in these types of accidents every year. Pedestrian fatalities rose in 2017 in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Five states — California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Arizona — carried 30 percent of the U.S. population in 2017 but made up 43 percent of the pedestrian deaths that year.
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