Pedestrians brave the rain while crossing the street in Atlanta in this AJC file photo.
Photo: DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM
Photo: DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM

Look twice: Tracking pedestrian, bicyclist crashes in Atlanta

In early September a pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk by a driver turning onto Spring Street in downtown Atlanta.

The driver stated they were looking north and didn’t see the pedestrian coming from the south. The pedestrian sustained injuries to both knees and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk near the intersection with Peachtree Place NW.

That’s just one of the more than 50 incidents in September described in police reports for crashes involving cars and pedestrians or bicyclists reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

RELATED: More about pedestrian safety on the AJC’s commuting blog, Spinning Our Wheels

The AJC has created a new tool tracking these types of incidents, and showing which areas of the city can be the most dangerous for walkers and cyclists. As expected, many of the reports of crashes occur in high-traffic areas of Midtown and downtown Atlanta. 

Like our other premium tools, the pedestrian incident tracker will be continually updated.

Visit myAJC.com to see the tracker and read more about the drivers involved in the crashes, injuries reported and whether any citations or charges were filed.

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