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A 35-year-old man has been identified and is expected to survive after becoming seriously injured in a traffic accident in Marietta on Sunday morning. According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the accident occurred on Powder Springs Road, just south of Chestnut Hill Road, when — for reasons that had not been made clear at the time of the report’s publication — the pedestrian allegedly stepped into the roadway outside of a crosswalk and in the path of a 2007 Hyundai Tiberon. The pedestrian was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he reportedly had stabilized but remained unconscious a day after the accident. Authorities turned to the local news media and radio stations to put out the word about the injured pedestrian in hopes that someone would come forward and identify him. A Marietta Police Department spokesperson stated that the tips the department received from TV viewers, radio listeners, and newspaper readers helped them to make contact with the man’s family, who had been looking for him. Deaths and injuries associated with pedestrian accidents have increased dramatically in a decade’s time. Georgia is one of five states accounting for nearly half of the pedestrian deaths on U.S. roadways, along with California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. Combined, these five states make up roughly 33 percent of the nation’s population. Some of the factors believed to be behind the national increase include more vehicles on the roads, the growing popularity of SUVs and light trucks which often produce more severe injuries in pedestrian accidents than smaller passenger vehicles, and driving distractions. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, let an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer from Cambre & Associates provide guidance on the legal options that are available for you to pursue compensation for the expenses and psychological impacts of your injuries. For a free case evaluation, contact us online or by calling (770) 502-6116.