I have been blogging about car accidents in Atlanta, and in a recent entry
I talked about the surprising fact that – at least according to the 2008
Fatality Analysis Reporting System figures available from NHTSA, more pedestrian deaths occurred in the winter
months than in the summer months, when you might expect that more people
would be walking. In this entry, I would like to talk about the time of
day that pedestrians were killed here in Atlanta.
I am an Atlanta pedestrian death lawyer and I have found that the pedestrian
deaths I have dealt with have been fairly evenly split between daytime
and nighttime wrecks. But from the 2008 FARS data, we can see that the
majority of the accidents in which a pedestrian was hit and killed occurred
at night. Of the 18 car accidents that happened during 2008, 13 of them
happened at night.
Accidents that Occurred at Night (After Daylight Hours)
When a pedestrian was hit and killed here in Atlanta on Rockwood Avenue
and Commercial Avenue on January 12, 2008, the accident happened at night, at 7 p.m.
On February 2, 2008, a car struck and killed an Atlanta pedestrian at 7:46
p.m. at night at Fairburn and Thompson Dr.
On March 14, 2008, a pedestrian died after a crash that took place at 10:38
p.m. along Campbellton Rd. near Childress Dr.
On April 2, 2008, a car hit and killed a pedestrian crossing at Atlanta’s
Coca Cola Place and Butler St. at 8:38 p.m.
On July 6, 2008, a pedestrian died at 3:53 a.m. while walking along I-75
in the Atlanta city limits.
A pedestrian also died in the early morning hours, on September 6, 2008,
in a crash that occurred at 1:16 a.m. on I-285 near Langford Pkwy.
The September 8, 2008 Atlanta crash that left a pedestrian dead happened
at 10:41 p.m. at night at Ponce De Leon Avenue and Barnett Street.
The next month, on October 2, 2008, a car hit and killed a pedestrian at
2:59 a.m. as he walked along the I-75 ramp at 17th St. here within Atlanta’s
November 25, 2008, saw one pedestrian killed at 7:26 p.m. at Northside
Dr. and Western Avenue.
The next day an Atlanta pedestrian was struck and killed at Peachtree St.
and Harris St. at 10:44 p.m.
On December 10, 2008, a walker was killed at 12:25 a.m. in downtown Atlanta
at Central Avenue and Trinity Avenue.
The December 25, 2008, accident that killed a person walking along Buford
Highway happened at 1:55 a.m.
The December 30, 2008, accident that occurred on Campbellton Road and Fairburn
Road here in Atlanta happened at 7:38 p.m. at night.
Accidents that Occurred During Daylight Hours
On March 21, 2008, a car hit an Atlanta pedestrian at 8:21 a.m. on Coca
Cola Place near the Butler St. intersection.
April 25, 2008, saw a pedestrian killed at 5:32 p.m.
When a pedestrian was killed on June 20, 2008, in a 6:58 a.m. collision
with a car, it was at least partially daylight. The sun rose that day
at 6:27 a.m., and so the light would have been bright. The accident took
place at Custer Ave. and Funtston St.
A pedestrian was hit and killed at 11:15 a.m. in the morning on May 6, 2008.
In October 27, 2008, a car hit and killed a pedestrian at 3:37 p.m. in