According to police, it is not yet known how many cars hit the woman, who has not been identified. Several stopped on the side of the interstate. The drivers were cooperating with police.
Though the incident is not being investigated as a hit-and-run, the police department’s hit-and-run unit responded to help, Senzer said.
It is not yet known how many cars were involved in the accident. "We also have secondary accidents as well," Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
“We also have secondary accidents as well, people trying to avoid what was going on with the initial incident,” he said.
However, no other injuries have been reported.
Police, who have been on the scene since 5 a.m., do not know when I-75 North at Cleveland Avenue will reopen. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Two major studies released this spring indicate pedestrian crash deaths continue to climb nationwide.
MORE: Fatal wrecks involving pedestrians up 16% in Georgia this year
In 2017, 260 pedestrians were killed on Georgia roads, up from 232 in 2016. And the 260 deaths last year was double the number killed in 2011, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Nationally, pedestrian crash deaths have increased 46 percent since their low point in 2009 and account for 16 percent of crash fatalities, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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