Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle on I-85 in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news report from 11alive.com, a man was fatally struck by a vehicle on January 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. Reports about the circumstances of the accident are conflicting, and authorities are still investigating.*
Reports indicate a vehicle fatally hit a man on Interstate 85 North, by the crossing with Ga. 400 in Atlanta. The collision occurred around 1:30 a.m. on January 1. Witnesses have reported differing information about the nature of the crash. The vehicle driver said the man was trying to walk across the interstate and ran out in front of her vehicle. This driver’s name has not been released. Police also heard from a witness that the man was rolling around in the roadway prior to the collision. The witness has also not been identified.
Authorities have not identified the man and have not indicated whether charges will be pursued against the driver. No charges are pending at this time. Atlanta Police are continuing their investigation of this crash and have not yet reported further information.
Atlanta is located in Fulton County, Georgia. More than 60,000 vehicle accidents took place in Fulton County in 2016, per data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These vehicle accidents resulted in almost 13,000 injuries and 130 deaths, including 41 pedestrian deaths.
Leading up to 2016, Fulton County experienced a major increase in traffic accidents. About 22,000 crashes took place in the county in 2012, causing almost 4,500 injuries and 77 fatalities. Sixteen of the traffic deaths involved pedestrians. In 2015, accident totals rose significantly to 55,656. A total of 104 people died in those crashes. Twenty-eight pedestrians were killed in Fulton County in 2015.
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