2ND PEDESTRIAN IN 2 DAYS DIES OF INJURIES

SAVANNAH, GA (December 19, 2012): A Savannah man has become the second pedestrian in two days to die after being hit by a vehicle.

George Buchanan, who was in his 50s, of the 8000 block of Waters Avenue was pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center after the 6:13 p.m. accident.

Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) investigators from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, said he was crossing Waters near the intersection of Shannon Lane, when he was struck by a car driven by Antwan Taliaferro, 31, of Brandon Lane.

Three other pedestrians were struck by automobiles Thursday night.

John Robertson, 53, of the 10000 block of Abercorn Street was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center after he was struck by a pickup truck at Abercorn and Wilshire Boulevard about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Okeemi Brown, 24, who is homeless, was listed in serious but stable after he was struck by a car at West Bay and Scarborough streets about three hours earlier.

Alfreda Wright, 51, of the 2500 block of East Derenne Avenue was transported for treatment after she was struck by a vehicle as she was walking westbound on the side of West Gwinnett Street near the U.S. 17 overpass about 10:10 p.m. Thursday.

MAIT continues to investigate all four accidents.

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