Pedestrian dies after accident at Deans Bridge and Gordon Highway
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A pedestrian died Thursday after after a traffic accident at Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road — an area that’s been lethal in recent weeks for people on foot.
The incident happened at about 7 a.m.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said Thomas Hill, 63, of Augusta, was struck by a vehicle while crossing Gordon Highway. Hill was transported to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m.
The accident closed two lanes of eastbound Gordon Highway, according to dispatchers, but the lanes had reopened by 7:45 a.m.
The accident happened in an area that’s been dangerous for pedestrians in recent weeks:
- An Oct. 16 crash claimed the life of pedestrian Edward Thomas, 39, Around 5:30 a.m. two vehicles hit him in the 2600 block of Deans Bridge, a few block north of Thursday’s accident.
- Also in the 2600 block of Deans Bridge, Theodore Simpson, 60, was fatally struck, also by two vehicles, around 9:37 p.m. Sept. 17.
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