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Pedestrian struck near Marine Base

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A man was struck by a pickup on Fleming Road Thursday morning. It happened near the MCLB truck entrance around 6:20 a.m.

According to Dougherty County Police, 55-year-old Jerris Don Booker of Carrollton parked his  semi on the right side of the road and crossed Fleming to see if the gate was open.

When Booker tried to cross back over the road, he walked into the path of oncoming Dodge Ram pickup.

Officers say he was conscious when paramedics arrived but appeared to have suffered broken bones.  He was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital where he is listed in fair condition.

The driver of the pickup, 36-year-old Christopher O'Toole of Sycamore, has not been charged. Police say it appears Booker misjudged the distance of the oncoming truck. He was charged with crossing at other than a cross walk.

The accident caused traffic to backup for nearly a mile in the eastbound lane of Fleming.  


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