Mail Carrier Hits, Kills Man in Wheelchair in Albany, Georgia
ALBANY, GA. – According to an online report by walb.com, a mail carrier struck and killed a man in a wheelchair December 6 in Albany, Georgia. Some of the details of the crash are still not completely clear.*
On the evening of December 6, 55-year-old Glen Kelly Sr. was in a wheelchair, heading east on East Broad Avenue in Albany. Kelly was in the westbound lane of East Broad Avenue, in the 600 block of the roadway, when a Gruman LLV Mail Carrier truck hit him head-on. The driver of the truck told police he did not see Kelly until the crash.
Kelly sadly died at the scene. The Albany Police Department said no charges would be filed against the driver of the mail truck, who has not been identified.
“You need to wear light clothes or have some kind of reflectors, something on your bike, wheelchair,” said Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler. “If you are going to be walking or either running [at night], you need to have something on so someone can be able to see you, because there are some dark areas on the street.”
No additional information about the accident has been reported at this time.
On its website, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provides safety tips for pedestrians and anyone not in a vehicle on the roadway. People 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 they are available, crossing at crosswalks if they are available, walking against oncoming traffic, wearing brightly colored clothing (especially at night), obeying all traffic signals, and watching out for turning traffic.
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