Man Dies After Running into Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA. – A man is dead after reportedly running into traffic in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, according to an online news report from cbs.com. The circumstances of the crash are not yet clear.*
The accident happened near the intersection of Chattahoochee Avenue and Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard. Witnesses at the scene said a man ran into traffic and was struck by a vehicle. The man, who has not been identified, died at the scene. It is not yet clear why he ran into the road.
The driver reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. The driver has not been identified. Authorities are still investigating the incident and have not released additional information.
Atlanta is located in Fulton County and extends partially into DeKalb County, Georgia. Fulton County has a large population — estimated at more than 1 million — and has vehicle accident numbers to match. 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 those fatal traffic accidents involved 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 of the fatal accidents that year involved pedestrians. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100, with 28 fatal accidents involving pedestrians.
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