Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on I-285 in Atlanta on November 5, 2018
ATLANTA, GA. – November 5, 2018 - According to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle November 5th on Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia.*
The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 5 on I-285 South. Near Campbellton Road in Atlanta, a vehicle struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital, and his or her current medical condition is not known. The victim’s name has not been released.
It is not clear whether the driver stayed at the scene, and no information was released about how the accident occurred. The driver has also not been identified. Atlanta Police are investigating and have not provided additional information to the public at this time.
Atlanta is located in Fulton County and extends partially into DeKalb County, Georgia. Fulton County has a population estimated to be more than 1 million and has huge numbers of vehicle accidents every year. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths. Forty-one of the people killed in the 2016 crashes were pedestrians.
During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County had a major jump in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. Sixteen pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes that year. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100. Twenty-eight of the 2015 fatalities included pedestrians.
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