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Pedestrian Remains Hospitalized a Month After Vehicle Accident in Alabama


January 16, 2019

GADSDEN, AL. – According to an online news report from gadsdentimes.com, a pedestrian remains hospitalized a month after being struck by a vehicle in Gadsden, Alabama.* 

A 28-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on Van Dell Boulevard in Gadsden, between Forrest Avenue and Georgia Avenue. Reports indicate the vehicle was a 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. The pedestrian was seriously injured and transported to UAB Hospital.

Neither the driver, nor the pedestrian was identified. It is not clear whether the man was walking in a crosswalk at the time. The man is still hospitalized at the UAB, but he is now reportedly in stable condition. Authorities say the accident is still being investigated by the police department’s homicide investigators due to the severity of the man’s injuries. No additional information has been released at this time. 

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, Alabama had a pedestrian fatality rate of 2.51 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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Source:
https://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20181202/man-hit-by-truck-almost-month-ago-remains-hospitalized
https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-02/pedestrians18.pdf

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