Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Athens, Georgia
ATHENS, GA – According to an online news report posted by onlineathens.com, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Athens, Georgia. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital, where the extent of her injuries is not known. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly cited for the incident.*
The accident happened at the intersection of West Broad Street and South Lumpkin Street in Athens. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said a pedestrian was trying to cross West Broad Street in a designated crosswalk and had a “go” signal to cross. A Jeep traveling on South Lumpkin Street then tried to turn onto West Broad Street and hit the pedestrian, police said.
Police indicated that the Jeep driver and a witness at the scene said that the light for the Jeep was green. An officer with the police department reported that at the intersection, the pedestrian light is illuminated at the same time that the traffic light is green for traffic on South Lumpkin Street.
The pedestrian was injured in the accident, and first responders took her to Piedmont Athens Medical Center via ambulance. She has been identified only as a 35-year-old woman. The nature and seriousness of her injuries were not reported.
Police cited the driver of the Jeep, identified as a 47-year-old woman from Dawsonville, Georgia, for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The news report from the Athens Banner-Herald did not say whether the driver of the Jeep was injured.
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is still investigating the accident, and no further information was reported at the time of the news report’s publishing.
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