Accidental deaths can be more difficult for people to process than many other forms of death. Accidental death often involves a sudden and unexpected occurrence, such as a motor vehicle accident. Since you have no way of predicting that these events will occur, there are often things left undone or unsettled by the people who survived these accidents. This can make it uniquely difficult to grieve.
Georgia residents should be aware of the danger of distracted driving. Reading the average text message takes about five seconds; in that same time, a vehicle going 55 mph can travel the length of a football field. Distractions, which can consist of anything from using the phone to talking with passengers, can especially raise the risk for crashes in highway construction zones.
The Governors Highway Safety Association has analyzed data collected by state highway safety offices in the first half of 2018. Based on this information, it estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed last year. If the estimate is accurate, 2018 marked an increase of 250 deaths from 2017 and was the most deadly year for pedestrians since 1990. Georgia residents may be interested to know what else the GHSA report says.