My Fox Atlanta reports that the incident happened at the intersection of Thigpen Road and Griffin Drive, near Newnan. According to officials on the scene, the 6-year-old boy ran out into the road before being struck by the postal truck.
The boy was injured and had to be taken to Children’s Hospital in Egleston. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
The name of the driver that struck the boy has not yet been released.
There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident. The accident is in the phases of investigation by local authorities.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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