Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Cobb County

September 28, 2020

A 62-year-old resident of Marietta died over the weekend after he was struck by a car.

He has been identified as Anthony Robinson and the accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Investigators say the gray 2018 Toyota Camry that struck him was going west on Windy Hill Road in the direction of Olive Springs Road.

Cobb County police spokeswoman, Officer Shenise McDonald, said Robinson was not using a crosswalk when he was hit.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The unnamed driver of the Camry did not suffer any injuries and they were not immediately facing any charges in connection with the accident.

However, the accident is still under investigation and anyone who has additional information has been asked to contact the police at 770-499-3987.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5,977 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in the United States in 2017. This means that on average, one person died every 88 minutes. Pedestrians are one-and-a-half times more likely than people in passenger vehicles to die in a car accident.

Also, in 2017, around 137,000 people on foot were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries.

Alcohol plays a significant role in pedestrian fatalities. Forty-seven percent of the accidents that resulted in the death of a pedestrian involved alcohol use on the part of the pedestrian and/or driver.

Thirty-three percent of fatal crashes involved a pedestrian with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams per deciliter. This is considered legally intoxicated. In 17 percent of cases, the driver had a similar BAC.

Some fatal accidents involved both pedestrians and drivers who were above the legal limit.

If you lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia pedestrian accident lawyer can help you.

Source: https://www.ajc.com/news/62-year-old-pedestrian-killed-in-cobb-crash/MRIIUA6FGRCITGCXYRQG7F3VIE/