37-Year-Old Man Tragically Dies after being Struck by a Vehicle in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA – According to an online news report at wgxa.tv, a 37-year-old male tragically died after being struck by a vehicle driven by a seventeen-year-old in Macon, Georgia earlier last week.*
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office notes that the crash happened close to the intersection of Sheffield Road and Pierce Avenue in the morning. "It was reported that a 37-year-old white male was pushing a bike attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a vehicle driven by [a 17-year-old]," deputies note.
As a result of the accident, the man was taken to an area hospital where he was initially listed as in serious condition. Per the coroner’s office, the man unfortunately died that evening. No one else sustained injuries in the accident.
This fatal accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
Pedestrian accidents can be deadly, and are on the rise in the United States. There are a number of causes of pedestrian accidents, the top four causes of which are as follows:
- Driving while impaired. Impaired drivers cause serious and sometimes deadly pedestrian accidents because their judgement, coordination and reaction time are decreased due to having consumed alcohol and/or drugs.
- Driving while tired. Tired drivers, like impaired drivers, have a decreased reaction time due to fatigue. When a driver falls asleep behind the wheel, serious and often fatal pedestrian accidents can occur.
- Driving while distracted. Drivers who eat, text, email, or talk on their cellphones when behind the wheel are not paying attention to the road in front of them in time to avoid striking a pedestrian in their path.
- Speeding. Drivers who choose to speed place their lives in danger as well as the lives of others on the roadway. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to stop in time to prevent a crash.
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