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Tennessee Authorities Investigating Pedestrian Accident in Polk County, Tennessee


October 16, 2018

POLK COUNTY, TN. – October 12, 2018 (newschannel9.com) Authorities in Polk County, Tennessee, were called to the scene of a pedestrian accident October 12, according to an online news report from newschannel9.com.*

The crash occurred on Horns Creek Road on October 12. No information about the number of people or vehicle involved was reported, and no identities have been released. It is not clear how the accident occurred, and no information about injuries was reported. Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating. 

The pedestrian fatality rate in the United States has increased by 50 percent in eight years. Last year, about 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents, which equals about 16 people a day. This is the highest number of pedestrian deaths since the early 1990s and represents a 46 percent increase from 2009.

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provides safety tips for pedestrians on its website. Pedestrians can stay safe on Georgia roads, sidewalks, and walkways by following the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s advice. Tips include always walking on sidewalks (if possible), crossing at crosswalks (if available), walking against oncoming traffic, wearing brightly colored clothing (especially at night), obeying all traffic signals, and watching out for turning traffic. 

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety also recommends that pedestrians trying to make eye contact with oncoming drivers to make sure the drivers see and are aware you’re trying to cross the street. The office advises to stop before crossing the street and look left, right, then left again before crossing any street. Children should also never be allowed to play in the street, the office says. 

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