An Alpharetta man was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning after being struck by a car while crossing the road. The accident occurred at around 8 a.m. on South Main Street at Wills Road, near downtown Alpharetta, Alpharetta Patch reports.
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The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. The extent of his injuries are not known, but he is expected to recover. According to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon, the victim “will be okay.”
Authorities determined the driver was at fault for the incident and cited the individual with failure to yield.
Wednesday’s incident marks the second pedestrian to be hit by a vehicle in Alpharetta in a little over a week. On the morning of Sept. 6., a Florida man was struck and killed as he got off a MARTA bus on Haynes Bridge Road.
The investigation for that accident is still ongoing.
The number of pedestrian fatalities in car accidents has increased in Georgia every year since 2006. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports 193 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in 2015.
Cobb County saw 18 pedestrians killed in 2015, the third highest of any county in Georgia, also according to the NHTSA.