A 51-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to cross a road in southwest Atlanta last weekend. Police were called to the area of Campbellton Road and Butner Road at around 12:40 AM on a report of a pedestrian accident, 11 Alive reported. By the time they arrived, the pedestrian had died of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene, and at the time of the report’s publication, the investigation into the accident’s cause was ongoing.
As reported by 11 Alive, Campbellton Road is one of the “High Injury Network” roadways in Atlanta. This network is a list of ten streets throughout the city where 88 percent of the accidents involving vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists occur. Campbellton Road is the sixth road on the list, and is joined by other streets such as Moreland Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and Cascade Road.
Last summer an Atlanta City Councilman noted that the city council is aware of the High Injury Network and interested in making improvements to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities incurred on these roads. However, the cost of completing the projects would likely be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, he said, and that is the major barrier to making meaningful changes.
Smart Growth America’s 2022 Dangerous By Design report listed Georgia among the top ten most deadly states for pedestrians. The report notes that those most at risk of being seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident are people in lower-income areas, where there is less motor vehicle ownership and fewer sidewalks on busy roads.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident in the Atlanta metropolitan region, let a car accident attorney from Cambre & Associates help you understand the process of seeking compensation for your injury and the assistance we can provide. Contact us for a free case evaluation.