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Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By Car

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Morgan Cain3 years ago

An accident left a pedestrian dead Monday night after he was hit by a car in Greenville, South Carolina

About the South Carolina Pedestrian Accident

According to WYFF, the incident occurred just before 10:00 p.m. on Wade Hampton near Batesview Drive.

The man, identified as 46-year-old Jeffrey Daniel Wilson, was transported to Greenville Memorial hospital where he was reported to have died.

The scene is still under investigation. Wilson’s cause of death is also pending.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • The following information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
    • In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. About 70,000 were injured.
    • Older adults, children, and drivers and pedestrians who are intoxicated are most at risk to be hit by an oncoming vehicle.
    • Alcohol impairment—in either the driver or pedestrian—accounted for 47 percent of traffic crashes that resulted in a pedestrian death.
  • The following information is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
    • In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and about 76,000 were injured in the United States.
    • Pedestrian fatalities in 2012 saw an increase of 6 percent from 2011 and were the highest number of fatalities in the last 5 years.

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