Tragic, Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident in Fayetteville, Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE, GA – According to an online news report at groupstate.com, the police are currently conducting an investigation of a death of a male pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle earlier this week.*
The Fayetteville Police are currently investigating a pedestrian who was hit and killed by an automobile earlier this week. Officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident that occurred on Owen Drive at Briar Circle following the receipt of information that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Officers responded in the late evening hours to the crash site. When officers arrived, the male pedestrian was unresponsive and taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The identification of the man is being withheld pending notification to his next-of-kin.
When you are a driver, there are several steps you can take to avoid an accident with a pedestrian. These are as follows;
- Do not speed in pedestrian areas. Drive slowly around pedestrians since they can sometimes be unpredictable. Driving the posted speed limit is important as it gives you more time to respond.
- Be patient with those who require extra time to cross the street, including the elderly, people with disabilities, and children. Leaving extra distance and time for these types of pedestrians can help avoid an accident.
- Look for eye contact with a pedestrian. Look to make eye contact with a pedestrian so that they know it is safe to cross the road. This can help avoid confusion and a serious accident.
- Observe school bus rules and crossing signs. There are special laws for motorists who drive near school buses and in school zones. Follow all requirements, including the command of a crossing guard. Also avoid driving around a school bus when it has its stop arm engaged.
- Do not drink and drive. This reduces your ability to respond in time to avoid a crash and also affects your judgment.
- Do not drive while distracted. Eating, drinking, talking on a cellphone, texting, emailing and grooming are all examples of distracted driving that could lead to a serious pedestrian accident.
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