A pedestrian has died after being struck by four cars while crossing the road, according to the Georgia State Police Department.
A 38-year-old man left the parking lot and started walking on Sept. 24 around 9:15 p.m. on a six-lane road, according to a Marietta Police Department Facebook post. He was not at the crosswalk.
“He was unable to withstand the impact of the vehicles and died at the scene,” the release said.
All drivers remained at the scene and are cooperating with the investigation. The traffic control program of the Police Department is investigating the accident.
Officials have not released the man’s identity.
In 2020, 279 pedestrians died on the roads of Georgia, according to the data of the National Traffic Safety Administration. The pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 people was eighth in the country at 2.61.
Marietta is about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta.