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Pedestrian Hospitalized After Hit by Vehicle in Savannah, Georgia


February 03, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA. – According to an online news story reported at wtoc.com, a pedestrian was hospitalized January 28 after being hit by a vehicle in Savannah, Georgia. The pedestrian’s name has not been released, and he is reportedly in critical condition. It is not clear at this time if the driver will be held at fault.* 

The accident occurred in the evening on January 28 at the intersection of Abercorn Street and Idlewood Drive in Savannah. At about 8:20 p.m., a pedestrian attempted to cross Abercorn Street near the area of Idlewood Drive. It is not clear if the pedestrian was walking inside a designated crosswalk. A Ford Raptor traveling westbound in the middle lane of Abercorn Street then struck the pedestrian while he was in the roadway. 

The pedestrian was seriously injured, and an ambulance crew transported him to a local hospital for treatment. He has only been identified as a 44-year-old man from Alpharetta, Georgia; His name has not been released. He is reportedly in critical condition at the hospital. 

The driver of the Ford, who has been identified as a 22-year-old female, was not injured. She stayed at the scene after the collision and reportedly told officers that the man had walked into the path of her vehicle, and she was not able to avoid hitting him. It is not clear at this time if the driver will be cited in connection with the incident, though it appears more likely that the pedestrian will be found at fault. 

The Savannah Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit is still investigating the collision, and officers have not reported additional information at this time. 

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Source:http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/29/wreck-involving-pedestrian-shuts-down-abercorn-st-deerfield-largo/

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