Pedestrian Accident on Mercer University Drive in Macon, Georgia (GA)
Pedestrian Succumbs to Injuries Following Mercer University Drive Crash
Macon, GA – according to macon.com, a man sadly perished in a fatal pedestrian accident on Mercer University Drive.*
A man died after being struck by a vehicle as he tried to walk across Mercer University Drive during the late hours of Saturday. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify the individual as a man, aged sixty nine, from Macon, Georgia. The accident occurred at around 10:00 p.m. close to the Macon Mall. The victim apparently was walking and ended up in the path of a car going westbound.
The amount of pedestrian related deaths on United States roads in 2018 is at its peak since 1990 with 32 more Georgia related deaths recorded in 2018, according to projections issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association, or GHSA. While pedestrian related deaths has increased by four percent overall compared to figures in 2018, the total amount has decreased in twenty three states and has stayed at the same level in two states for the first part of 2018.
Per data provided by different states, the GHSA’s report added the number of pedestrian related fatalities in 2018 both at the national and state level for the first 6 months of this year. The report provides that there were over 6,200 pedestrians who died on United States roads in 2018.
In Georgia alone, over one hundred thirty pedestrians died on Georgia roads during the first six months of 2018, per the report. That represents over a 30% increase compared to the first six months of 2017.
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