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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Tragically Dies in Accident


August 14, 2019

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at patch.com, the Gwinnett County Police Department is conducting an investigation of an accident that occurred earlier this week that caused a 31-year-old to tragically die.*

The accident happened on McGinnis Ferry Road close to Northolt Parkway in Suwanee in the early afternoon, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.  Per a preliminary investigation of the accident, a man, aged 31, from Lawrenceville, Georgia was trying to cross McGinnis Ferry Road when he was hit by a motorist that was passing by.  The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident.  It does not appear, pursuant to an ongoing investigation, that speed was a factor in the crash.  

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police.  

Driver's have a responsibility to operate their motor vehicles with care. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:   

  • Driving while distracted, whether by eating, drinking, grooming, or fiddling with a radio or GPS device;
  • Excessive rate of speed;
  • Failing to yield to the right of way at designated crosswalks;
  • Not using a turn signal to alert pedestrians as to your intended direction; 
  • Failing to abide by applicable traffic laws, including running a stop sign or red light;
  • And driving while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.

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Source:https://patch.com/georgia/suwanee/fatal-accident-under-investigation-suwanee

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