The Tennessean reported that a 72-year-old man was killed in a South Nashville pedestrian accident on January 8.
“Authorities declared the man dead soon after they arrived at the scene of the crash near the corner of Murfreesboro Pike and Hamilton Church Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday,” stated Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Capt. Karl Roller.
According to the Metro Police, the 72-year-old LaVergne resident was either standing in or crossing Murfreesboro Pike when a vehicle struck him. The woman driving the vehicle told Metro Police that she did not see than man prior to striking him. Metro Police said the woman did not appear impaired.
Metro Police were still investigating this accident at the time of this report.
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In 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was one crash-related pedestrian injury every eight minutes and a pedestrian death every two hours. In addition, the CDC reported that per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car accident. The reason pedestrian accidents can be particularly damaging is because pedestrians are exposed, unlike drivers and passengers who are protected by their vehicle.
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