HIGH POINT, N.C. — A pedestrian was struck and killed on Tuesday afternoon following an accident on Greensboro Road.
Officers responded to the 900 block of Greensboro Road around 2:07 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian had been struck and killed by a minivan traveling eastbound on Greensboro Road. Officials have confirmed the victim as 49-year-old Johnny Floyd.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers said it appears the minivan ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch. The vehicle then struck the pedestrian, pulled back onto the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle causing a second collision.
Police believe the driver of the mini van was impaired but the accident has some nearby businesses bringing up the issue of adding sidewalks.
“At least on one side of the street if not both, one side would at least allow the pedestrians to be safe rather than walking on the side of the road,” said Barry Glenn, owner of JR’s Corner Tavern.
Nearby workers say Greensboro Road is a busy road for pedestrians and bicyclists.
“We have a lot of people that walk down the street but it’s usually young people it’s not usually adults,” says Tisha Godwin, a waitress at Village Cafe Express.
The city of High Point has a priority list of streets that need sidewalks. There are 108 streets on the list. Greensboro Road is number 37 on the list.
Last year the city of High Point spent nearly $400,000 adding sidewalks throughout the city.