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Man hit by car

Second pedestrian hit at location in month

POSTED: August 2, 2007 5:02 a.m.
For the second time in a month, a pedestrian was struck while trying to cross Highway 84 at Sandy Run Drive in Hinesville.
Richard S. McBride from Marion, Ill., was walking across Highway 84 from the direction of the Huddle House toward Sandy Run Drive, and was struck by a car as he approached the center lane.
Hinesville Police traffic investigator Lt. Max McLendon, said the incident is still under investigation.
He noted current information indicates Jeremy A. Fate of Savannah was turning left from Sandy Run Drive onto Highway 84 in his 1998 Buick Regal, and struck McBride in the center lane of traffic.
McBride was taken by Liberty EMS to Liberty Regional Medical Center where preliminary reports indicate he suffered a broken leg.
On June 13, Raymond Wilcox was taken to Memorial Health in Savannah after being struck by a truck at the same intersection.
Currently, the city of Hinesville and the Georgia Department of Transportation are exploring possibilities of installing a traffic signal light at the intersection.
Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards has announced there would be a meeting to discuss the traffic light on July 23.
All adjoining business and property owners were invited to the meeting to review the GDOT’s recommendation that include changes to the infrastructure at a cost of $150,000.
Additional costs are anticipated that would cover the change to access points in the intersection.
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