One Woman is Dead After Pedestrian Accident in Colquitt County, Georgia
MOULTRIE, GA – According to an online news report at walb.com, a woman died following a pedestrian accident in Colquitt County located southwest of Moultrie in the 3000 block of Lower Meigs Road.*
A woman has died following a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Colquitt County, Georgia. The Colquitt County coroner indicates that he was called to the scene of the accident in the early morning late last week. The coroner pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The identities of the parties involved in the accident have not been released. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
There are several causes of pedestrian accidents, of which are as follows:
- Distractions. Pedestrians who are eating, drinking, texting, talking on their cellphone, listening to music, or engaged in some other type of distraction cause serious and sometimes fatal pedestrian accidents.
- Jaywalking. Pedestrians who choose to cross at undesignated crosswalks risk their lives due to the fact that they are not as visible to motorists. It is always recommended that pedestrians use designated, well-lit crosswalks at all times to avoid an accident.
- Left-hand turns. Up to three times as many individuals are struck by vehicles that are turning left than right because both people are looking elsewhere: the driver is paying attention to negotiating the intersection while those crossing the street are looking straight ahead.
- Alcohol consumption. Most alcohol-related pedestrian accidents occur at night and during the weekend. Drivers are not the only parties responsible for an accident if alcohol is involved. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, 37% of pedestrians who sustain fatal injuries had blood alcohol concentrations of 0.08% or greater.
- Dark clothing. Pedestrians need to be as visible as possible to other motorists in order to avoid a crash. When a pedestrian wears dark clothing, especially at night, it makes it difficult to drivers to see them, often resulting in a serious and sometimes fatal accidents.
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