Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Accident in Sylvester, Georgia


December 30, 2018

SYLVESTER, GA. – According to an online news report from walb.com, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident in Sylvester, Georgia. The circumstances of the accident are still not clear, but it appears the man was already lying in the road before being hit by a car.*

Georgia State Patrol says 59-year-old Roy Roosevelt James Sr. was lying in the road at South Main Street and MLK Jr. Drive in Sylvester on December 1. One southbound car swerved to avoid hitting him, and a second car struck him. The drivers of both these cars stopped to help James. 

James was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. It is not clear why he was lying in the roadway before the collision. Georgia State Patrol said no charges would be filed against the driver who hit him. No additional information has been reported at this time. 

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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Sources:

https://www.walb.com/2018/12/03/pedestrian-killed-worth-co-accident/
https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/campaigns/pedestrian-safety/pedestrian-safety/pedestrian-safety-tips/

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