Posted on behalf of The Nye Law Group on Oct 03, 2016 in Car Accidents
According to Hinesville law enforcement officials, a pedestrian was hit by a Honda CRV as he crossed East Oglethorpe Highway last Tuesday.
The pedestrian was texting on his cellphone when he was hit by the Honda, causing him to roll onto the hood and hit the windshield. The car traveled 100 feet or more before the man fell off the car.
The man was airlifted by a medical air evacuation helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah where he was pronounced dead at 6:47 a.m.
Authorities have not filed charges against the driver of the Honda CRV.
When a tragic, preventable accident like this occurs, it serves as a wakeup call to pedestrians and drivers to take responsibility for road and highway safety.
Drivers and pedestrians should be particularly careful between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m., as 32 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur during this time, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Here are five tips for pedestrians to increase their visibility and minimize fatalities:
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, contact the pedestrian accident lawyers at The Nye Law Group to schedule your free consultation. We are firmly committed to obtaining the maximum compensation and justice you deserve.