Pedestrian Killed in Vehicle Collision in Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA. – A pedestrian was killed in a vehicle collision in Savannah, Georgia, according to an online news report from wsav.com.*
A man was walking across Abercorn Street in Savannah and was struck by a northbound Chevrolet Cruze. Savannah police say the man, who has not been identified, was not in a crosswalk and stepped off the median and into the path of the Chevy. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital and died from his injuries shortly before midnight.
The driver of the Chevy, 26-year-old Kelli Bowen, of Midway, Georgia, reportedly braked and attempted to swerve to avoid the collision. Bowen was not injured in the crash.
Abercorn Street was shut down following the collision between Television Circle and Lewis Drive. Police are still investigating and have not yet released further information.
According to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have been rising at an alarming rate. Pedestrian deaths have risen substantially faster than other types of traffic deaths, increasing by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. In 2007, pedestrian deaths accounted for 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S., and by 2016, that figure rose to 16 percent. Pedestrians are dying in higher numbers in traffic accidents today than at any other time in 33 years.
The report provides state-specific data, which shows that in 2016, Georgia had a pedestrian fatality rate of 2.25 per every 100,000 people. New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 3.45 per 100,000, and Nebraska had the lowest rate at 0.68 per 100,000.
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