A traffic accident in Bibb County involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian ended fatally. According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Monday, June 28th, at Vineville Avenue, near the intersection with Forest Avenue. The traffic accident in Bibb County occurred as the pedestrian crossed a crosswalk.
In a press release, the sheriff’s office stated they received a call about the accident at the Macon-Bibb 911 Center at 4:57 p.m. The report disclosed that a tractor-trailer was making a left turn off of Forest Avenue onto Vineville Avenue. Simultaneously, a pedestrian started crossing the crosswalk as the 18-wheeler made the maneuver.
The pedestrian then collided with the rear portion of the tractor-trailer and fell under the trailer. The coroner’s office pronounced the pedestrian, 74-year-old Anne Norris of Macon, dead at the accident scene. The coroner’s office has notified her next-of-kin.
The fatal investigation is under investigation, and there are no charges at this time. However, anyone with information about the accident should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are not uncommon, and when they happen, the pedestrian is mainly affected. This is because pedestrians lack the covering a motor vehicle provides its occupants. While most people believe that drivers are always at fault for this accident type, it isn’t always so.
A driver would be liable if they failed to yield the road to pedestrians at a designated crosswalk. A pedestrian could be responsible if they engage in dangerous road behaviors like jaywalking. Finally, a driver and a pedestrian would be liable when they both engage in risky road behaviors that lead to the collision. In such an instance, Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule would apply.
Find out more about the liability of pedestrians and drivers from our Georgia car accident lawyers.