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Macon Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident While Crossing Mercer University Drive

March 15, 2019

MACON, Georgia– according to, a man pedestrian from Macon died during the weekend after being hit by a vehicle.* 

Per the Bibb County Sherriff’s Office, a sixty nine year old man crossed the 3700 block of Mercer University Drive right around 10:00 p.m.  He walked in front of a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, which was driven by a twenty eight year old woman.  The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where he died, which was at approximately 10:45 p.m. that evening.  The driver of the Volkswagen did not sustain any injuries.  The crash remains under investigation.  There are no further details available on the accident.    

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrian related deaths in 2017 was 6,000. This is all all-time twenty five year high.  The GHSA says, “[w]hile the rise "appears to be tapering off," the group said, the "continuation of pedestrian fatalities at virtually the same pace ... raises continued concerns about the nation's alarming pedestrian death toll."

Five states see the most pedestrian deaths in the country.  These are California, Florida, Texas, New York and Arizona.  These states accounted for forty three percent of pedestrian deaths in the country for the first half of 2017, despite being home to about thirty percent of the United States population.  

Specifically, eight of the ten most dangerous areas for pedestrians was in Florida. 

There are many causes of pedestrian accidents, and include:

  • Driver and/or pedestrian inattention
  • Distracted driving and/or walking, most commonly due to cell phone use
  • Alcohol consumption/drug use of either the driver or the pedestrian or both
  • Jay walking
  • Poor visibility
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Nighttime driving and walking 

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