December 20, 2010 - Dawson County, Ga. - A male pedestrian was killed Thursday when he was hit by a vehicle on Ga. 400.
The Gainesville Times reports that the accident happened at around 5:45 p.m. Thursday on Ga. 400 just south of Edna Noblin Road. John Ivar Brothen, 51, of Northeast Cove Road, was walking in the northbound lanes of the highway when he was hit by an oncoming 2002 Honda Odyssey, driven by Kimberley Hunsucker.
Brothen rolled up onto the windshield before falling back on the roadway. Brothen was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
Hunsucker and her 16-year-old son, a passenger in the Honda, were not injured in the crash.
Georgia State Patrol trooper Todd Hinson stated that Hunsucker will not be charged.
"About one minute before the wreck, there was a call to 911 saying a man was walking on Ga. 400. We were en route when he was hit," Hinson said. "We're not sure, but he could have been walking to the store on Henry Grady."
Ga. 400 was closed for some time following the pedestrian accident to allow police to investigate the accident scene.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics show that there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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