Third Woman Hit By a Car in Pedestrian Accident in Athens, Georgia
ATHENS, GA – According to an online news report at wgauradio.com, a 26-year-old woman is the third woman to be struck by a vehicle since this past weekend. The Athens-Clarke County Police indicate that the woman was hospitalized and in serious condition.*
The woman was hit by a vehicle on College Station Road. The victims of two additional accidents, one that occurred on Lexington Road and the other on Newton Bridge Road, both tragically perished.
As a result of the accidents, the University of Georgia (UGA) has launched a public safety campaign that is urging students to not walk while distracted by their phones. UGA’s Heads Up Bulldogs campaign seeks to inform students that walking while distracted is just as dangerous as driving while distracted.
UGA notes that the start of classes for the fall semester means that there will be an increase in the numbers of pedestrians that are located around campus. As such, there is a heightened concern about the safety of pedestrians on campus. That is why UGA is launching Heads Up, Bulldogs, a campaign that is geared towards making students aware of the dangers of walking while distracted.
UGA is aware that distracted driving is a major safety problem, however, they are also trying to raise awareness of distracted walking, which leads to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Looking down to read a text or listen to music using ear buds presents safety issues for pedestrians who are paying more attention to their electronic device than their surroundings. The campaign has already been successful at helping students be more aware and alert while walking around campus.
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