Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle in Clayton County, Georgia
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – A pedestrian was killed by a vehicle in Clayton County, Georgia, according to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com. Authorities suspect the driver of the vehicle was under the influence.*
The incident occurred sometime on December 22. An unidentified man was walking across Riverdale Road, near Garden Walk Boulevard in Riverdale, Georgia, when a vehicle struck him. The man died at the scene. His name has not been released.
Authorities arrested the driver and are investigating him or her for suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver has not been identified at this time. No charges have currently been filed.
Officials said the victim was not walking in a crosswalk at the time of the crash but did not indicate whether a crosswalk was available in the area. The crash is still under investigation, and no additional information has yet been reported.
Clayton County is located in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of more than 285,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, and Interstate 675.
Clayton County has seen a significant increase in vehicle accidents during the last several years, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, the county was the site of 8,185 vehicle accidents. Those numbers rose in 2013 — 9,186 total accidents, 2,218 injuries, and 26 deaths — then fell again in 2014 — 8,989 total accidents, 2,199 injuries, and 21 deaths.
However, in 2015, accident totals and injuries saw a big jump. More than 11,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Clayton County in 2015, resulting in 2,717 injuries and 26 deaths. By 2016, accident numbers had risen to 13,688. The accidents in 2016 led to almost 3,500 injuries and nearly 50 deaths.
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