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Man hit by car, seriously injured

Posted: July 3, 2013 - 9:13am  |  Updated: July 3, 2013 - 9:14am


A Texas man was seriously injured when he was hit by car while helping someone back up a tractor trailer late Tuesday.

Timothy Scott Thompson, 46, of San Antonio, Texas, is in serious condition, according to a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman. He was wearing dark clothes in the rain at about 10:15 p.m. while helping an American red Ball Transit driver back a tractor trailer from a private drive onto Park West Drive, just off Interstate 20, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

Larhonda Natoria Jackson, of Harlem, was driver her Chevrolet Impala west and swerved to avoid hitting the back end of the tractor trailer, which was partially in the roadway. Jackson said she didn’t see Thompson in the road and hit him.

Thompson was vaulted into the air and landed on the edge of the road. He was found at fault in the incident because he was wearing dark clothes in the rain preventing him from being seen, according to the report.

Jackson and the truck driver were not injured.

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Dark clothes - in the rain - at night?

My only surprise is that this doesn't happen more often in the CSRA. I can't count how many times people dressed like this dart across Belair Road for example, nowhere near a cross-walk. Sometimes I think people that cross like this have deer in their genetic history! This may not have been a "crossing" situation but still - dark clothes and the laws of physics can be a deadly combination.


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