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A Woman is Dead in Pedestrian Accident on the Downtown Connector


May 21, 2019

ATLANTA, GA – According to an online news report at ajc.com, a woman pedestrian was hit and killed on the Downtown Connector.*

The accident caused the shutdown of the southbound lanes right past Cleveland Avenue for a significant period of time.  The lanes were closed from approximately 1:45 a.m. until 4:30 a.m. 

The female victim, who has not yet been identified, was struck near Central Avenue in southwest Atlanta right before 1:30 a.m.   Per a police spokesperson, “[t]he driver of the vehicle did remain on scene and advised officers that he was traveling south on I-75/85 when he observed a pedestrian in the lanes of travel.  The driver stated that he attempted to avoid the pedestrian but was unsuccessful.”

The man, upon hitting the woman, pulled over in the shoulder of the interstate and called 911. Charges are not expected to be filed in this case. There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation.

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in Georgia and across the United States.  According to wrdw.com, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that over four hundred people, on average, “will be in the emergency room in the next twenty four hours for traffic-related pedestrian injuries. In the next 2 hours, on average, one pedestrian will die from injuries in a traffic crash.”

In light of the above, while some accidents are inevitable, there are a number of ways in which these incidents can be avoided.  These are as follows:

  • Wear bright clothing during the day to increase your visibility
  • Cross only at designated crosswalks
  • Do not jaywalk
  • Avoid distractions while walking
  • Wear reflective clothing at night so drivers can see you

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Source:https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/OYS--Helpful-ways-to-avoid-pedestrian-accidents-419596053.html and https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/just-woman-hit-killed-atlanta/mTZATE1zhTszEGxa9ddbWI/

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