Whenever a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, the results are often tragically fatal. Take, for example, the recent incident that happened in Jonesboro at GA 138 and Devonshire Drive, near Swint Elementary School. According to initial newspaper reports, an unidentified individual was struck by two different vehicles and ultimately killed as a result of the accident. Clayton County officials have not completed their investigation, and as such, the details of the incident are not yet available. While we do not know the age or identity of the victim or what the victim may have been wearing, we do know that the person was struck before dawn while crossing GA 138 outside of any crosswalk and not at a traffic signal. Given the time and location of the incident, the victim may have been a parent, schoolchild, or teacher heading for the nearby elementary school. Regardless, this accident is tragic, and ultimately could have been prevented.