The tragic story of a mother, her child and a family friend -- who died in a pedestrian crash -- has finally ended in an arrest. Police arrested a teenager last Monday and charged her with second-degree vehicular homicide relating to the incident. After a months-long police investigation, Georgia authorities allege that the teenager was distracted by her smartphone at the time she struck the three victims, who were crossing the road on foot.
A faculty member from the University of Georgia has been injured and killed in a tragic bicycling accident. The woman was riding her bicycle on a recent Tuesday along Astondale Road in Bishop when the incident occurred.
Drivers and cyclists are supposed to share the road. This can be a bit daunting to cyclists, however, as they're in far more danger if either party makes a mistake that leads to an accident. Moreover, many drivers don't know exactly what they're supposed to do to share the road.
Sooner or later, you're bound to crash your bike, and you'll be wearing a helmet when you do. Preferably, you'll also follow this four-step guide to dealing with a bike crash.
It's a shame to think that such a healthful and natural activity like walking would be considered dangerous in this day and age; nevertheless, with Athens roads being more clogged with motor vehicles every day, it's getting more dangerous than ever for people to take to the streets on foot.
If you're frequently on foot -- whether it's walking around your neighborhood, walking in the city while getting to work or running your favorite jogging route -- you need to do everything you can to stay safe. That's because pedestrians are at a severe disadvantage if they get struck by a car.
A 44-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of killing an 80-year-old man in a tragic pedestrian accident. Authorities have charged the woman with multiple crimes, saying that she struck the elderly man, failed to report the accident and fled the scene. The woman's criminal charges include first-degree homicide by car, hit-and-run, failure to report a crash and failure to maintain her lane of traffic.
Preventing bicycle accidents involves three primary components: good city and road planning, drivers and bicyclists who follow the rules of the road and stay attentive and careful and proper bicycle safety equipment. With regard to the latter, what follows is a list of the essential bicycle safety equipment that every Athens cyclist should use.
PEDS is an advocacy group in Georgia working diligently to improve the safety of our state's roads for people who are walking on foot. They have compiled excellent information about changes our municipalities and governments can make to reduce pedestrian-related car accidents.