Pedestrian Hit by Car in Putnam County, Georgia


December 26, 2018

PUTNAM COUNTY, GA. – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Putnam County, Georgia, according to an online news report at unionrecorder.com. Authorities suspect the man might have intended for a vehicle to strike him. 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that 29-year-old Malcolm Kennaugh-Easterby, of Milledgeville, Georgia, was struck by a 2014 Cadillac on U.S. Highway 441 in Putnam County. The incident occurred near the intersection of Pea Ridge and Twin Bridges Road. 

Kennaugh-Easterby was critically injured and flown to the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. He remains hospitalized in critical condition. The driver of the Cadillac, 75-year-old Onaria Youngblood, of Jesup, Georgia, was not injured. Youngblood stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. 

“Witnesses said that Kennaugh-Easterby ran from the grass median into the path of Ms. Youngblood,” said Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills. “Another witness in another vehicle said that Kennaugh-Easterby had also intentionally ran in front of his vehicle, but he was able to swerve and avoid hitting [the victim]. We suspect he may have been intoxicated or may have been intentionally trying to get struck by a vehicle.”

Sheriff Sills added that witnesses said Kennaugh-Easterby had been behaving “erratically” before the crash. The incident remains under investigation, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

Putnam County, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, was the site of 619 vehicle accidents in 2016. This was a significant increase from the year prior, when 57 vehicle accidents occurred in the county. 

Accident News is an archive of select Georgia accidents, designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes.  If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333

*This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, sometimes initial reports are different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. This information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, but if it pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, pleaseemail us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it.

Sources:
https://www.unionrecorder.com/news/milledgeville-man-hit-by-car-in-putnam-co/article_1356720a-f747-11e8-8bc5-aff58a8671b3.html and
https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/putnam.pdf

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.