Bibb County recorded another fatal accident following an auto-pedestrian collision on Millerfield Road. The accident occurred early Sunday morning, November 28th. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.
In a press release, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office stated that the collision occurred in the 1900 block of Millerfield Road, just before the intersection with Jeffersonville Road. The Macon-Bibb 911 center received a call about the occurrence at about 6:47 a.m. The reports stated that a car fatally struck 60-year-old Debbie Pearson of Macon.
The police said that the pedestrian was struck while crossing Millerfield Road towards Jims Food Mart. The car was southbound on the roadway when the collision occurred. The Bibb County Coroner’s Office pronounced Pearson dead at the scene. Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said the next-of-kin had been notified.
There is no charge at this time, and the investigation remains active. Anyone with information on the auto-pedestrian collision on Millerfield Road should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
When an accident occurs between a pedestrian and a car, the former is more likely to suffer an injury. This is because there is little or no protection for the body when it hits the ground.
When a pedestrian dies in an accident, Georgia law allows their legal beneficiaries to commence a compensation claim. This is known as a wrongful death action. If the claim succeeds, they are entitled to economic and non-economic damages.
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