Data shows increasing pedestrian deaths in Georgia

by The Associated Press

alt


ATLANTA (AP) — State data shows that more pedestrians in Georgia died after being hit by a vehicle last year than in any other year since 1997.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1nFxAdi ) that 2013 was the second consecutive year of rising pedestrian deaths in Georgia, though the total number of pedestrian crashes decreased.

Last year saw 182 people killed statewide after being hit by vehicles. So far this year, 67 pedestrians have died, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

Roughly half of the deadly crashes involving pedestrians happen in metro Atlanta, where clogged multi-lane roads frequently lack sidewalks and safe crossing areas for those on foot.



More Local

Church Day shows off rich Coweta history

The churches of Coweta County got their day to share their rich history on the Court Square in downtown Newnan on Saturday. More than 20 chu ... Read More


Senoia’s zombie wall may remain for years

A portion of a Senoia residential development might be a “closed set” for the next several years. On Monday, representatives fro ... Read More


Senate race neck and neck; Perdue wins in Coweta

Congressman Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue were neck and neck late Tuesday in their race for the Republican nomination for one o ... Read More


Meat processing center destroyed by flames

A commercial building between the Arnco and Sargent communities in western Coweta County was destroyed by a fire early Monday. Around 4 a.m. ... Read More


Sheriff's employee Ayers in coma

A longtime employee of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office who was diagnosed with a serious disease last year took a turn for the worse ... Read More

‘Window into Past’ tours at Brown’s Mill Saturday

Tickets are available to tour the Battle of Brown’s Mill battlefield Saturday for displays making up “A Window into the Past.&rd ... Read More