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Pedestrian Struck and Killed on a Major Clayton County Roadway


March 16, 2019

Clayton County, GA – according to wsbradio.com, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a major Clayton County roadway.*

The man was attempting to go across Tara Boulevard at around 6:00 a.m. when he was hit by a trucker going southbound, per the Jonesboro police.  Not knowing what the truck hit, the driver stopped his vehicle and pulled over off the road.  A police officer noticed that the truck driver pulled over, went to investigate the situation and came upon the dead man’s body, which was lying on the side of the road.

The decedent has not yet been identified, per the police.  The law enforcement investigation caused the road to be blocked on all southerly lanes of Tara Boulevard near Georgia Highway 54 and Flint River Road, for about 3 hours.  The road was apparently opened once again at 9:15 a.m., per the Clayton County sheriff’s office.  

Per the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the amount of pedestrian deaths in 2017 was six thousand lives. This is all all-time twenty five year high.  According to the GHSA, “[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."

There are 5 states that have seen the most deaths of pedestrian across the nation.  These states are Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and New York.  

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

Causes of pedestrian accidents are many, which include:

  • Jaywalking 
  • Alcohol consumption/drug use of either the driver or the pedestrian or both
  • Distracted driving and/or walking, most commonly due to cell phone use
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Limited to no crosswalk signage
  • Defective roadways
  • Nighttime driving and walking
  • Poor visibility
  • Driver and/or pedestrian inattention
  • High traffic areas

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Source:https://www.wsbradio.com/news/traffic/breaking-deadly-pedestrian-incident-shuts-down-major-clayton-county-road/P3txMdFwAYiTxUZ6iQFjML/

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