Man Tragically Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash in Atlanta, Georiga
ATLANTA, GA – According to an online news report at cbs46.com, police are attempting to find a vehicle that caused a hit-and-run crash leaving a man dead in Atlanta, Georgia.*
The victim has not yet been identified. He appears to be a man in his 20s. He was found late at night on Arthur Langford Parkway close to Interstate 285. City workers came upon his body as they were sweeping a street.There do not appear to be any eyewitnesses that could identify the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.
According to an online news report at wrdw.com, 111 pedestrians have died on roads in Georgia, which represents a 16% increase from last year, per the Georgia Department of Transportation. Back in 2017, 260 pedestrians were hit and killed in Georgia. Transportation experts are attempting to determine what is causing the increase in pedestrian accidents and to develop solutions to this vexing problem.
Studies indicate that pedestrian deaths continue to increase on a nationwide level. Georgia reflects the same upward. In Georgia, DeKalb and Fulton counties see the most pedestrian fatalities, according to statistics from the United States Department of Transportation. On a national level, pedestrian deaths in crashes have gone by nearly 50% since their low point back in 2009. Pedestrian-vehicle deaths account for 16% of crash-related deaths, as provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The IIHS indicates in a recent study that there are common factors in pedestrian-vehicle accidents. Specifically, pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur in suburban or urban areas, are located outside of an intersection, and are on roads designed to lead vehicular traffic towards highways. Pedestrian accidents are also most likely to involve a sports utility vehicle and most often occur at night when it is dark.
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Sources:https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Georgia-sees-rise-in-deadly-crashes-involving-pedestrians-485155681.html and https://www.cbs46.com/news/man-found-dead-in-possible-hit-and-run-crash/article_0a0d7ebe-c57d-11e9-b644-ff15fba1cf1d.html
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