Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Cobb County, Georgia, Collision
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from 11alive.com, a pedestrian was seriously injured December 30 after being hit by a car in Cobb County, Georgia. Both the victim and the driver of the car have been identified.*
At approximately 6 p.m. on December 30, 28-year-old Wilder Esteban Vincente attempted to walk across Powder Springs Street in Marietta, Georgia. In the area of Chestnut Hill Road, a 2008 Infiniti G35 struck Vincente. Vincente was seriously injured and transported to Kennestone Hospital. He is reportedly in critical condition.
The driver of the Infiniti, 36-year-old Michael Whited, stayed at the scene and spoke to police. Reports indicate Vincente darted into the southbound lane of Powder Springs Street, and Whited was not able to avoid the collision. No charges have been announced at this time. The Marietta Police Department is still investigating and is asking anyone with information about the accident to call (770) 794-5357 and ask for Jared Rakestraw.
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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