Out of the seven hit, four died from their injuries.
Two killed on Sept. 14
On the evening of Sept. 14, 2018, a minivan hit a 74-year-old woman who was crossing six lanes of traffic in Athens-Clarke County. Her injuries were severe, and she died at the hospital. Police were not expecting to file charges against the driver who struck the woman.
Less than a half-hour later, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 40-year-old woman in Cobb County. The police had little information to go on, and the driver in that accident remains at large.
Three injured, two killed on Sept. 15
On Sept. 15, in Clayton County, a stolen delivery truck mowed down three pedestrians. The trio sustained moderate injuries, including broken bones, scrapes, and head trauma. Reports indicate the three will recover. Charges are pending against the 16-year-old driver.
An hour later, a vehicle struck a 63-year-old man in DeKalb County as he crossed a street outside of a designated crosswalk. The man later died from the injuries he sustained. Shortly after this accident, another vehicle hit and killed a man crossing a street in Cobb County. Police were not anticipating filing against the drivers in either incident.
All pedestrian-vehicle accidents are preventable, which makes them all the more tragic. Although vehicles have the right-of-way in situations where there are no crosswalks, pedestrians may legally cross any city street, and drivers should always be alert when there are people on the sidewalks who may step into the street without warning.
Pedestrians should also be alert to traffic, whether they are crossing at an intersection or elsewhere, or simply walking on the sidewalk.
The experts at Dozier Law Firm, with offices in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Albany, are well-versed in helping families affected by devastating accidents recover from losses suffered in both car and motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car or motor vehicle crash in Macon or another part of the state of Georgia, call your local team of attorneys to learn more today.
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