Peter Osborne Holliday, Jr.,
July 9, 1921 - January 20, 2007 .
Sun, Jan. 21, 2007 p1B
Father of roads activist dies after being struck by car
By Amy Leigh Womack
TELEGRAPH STAFF WRITER
The father of an activist opposing the Forest Hill Road widening project died Saturday after being struck by a car as he crossed the road.
Macon police spokeswoman Sgt. Melanie Hofmann said a car swerved to avoid hitting 85-year-old Peter Holliday Jr. as he crossed Forest Hill Road after checking his mail just before 3 p.m.
But a second car, a 1990 Oldsmobile driven by 34-year-old Malaika Johnson of Macon, struck Holliday, she said.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Holliday was taken to The Medical Center of Middle Georgia where he died later in the afternoon.
Holliday's son, Lindsay Holliday, said his father was born and raised in Macon. He lived in the same house on Forest Hill Road for 50 years.
"It's a blind curve and people go too fast," he said, adding the posted speed limit is 35 mph. "The cars just kept getting faster and he kept getting slower."
Lindsay Holliday, a local dentist and environmental activist, has been a vocal opponent to widening portions of Forest Hill Road.
As recently as last month, Holliday spoke out against widening the two-lane road to three- and four-lane sections, telling local politicians the road could be redesigned with roundabouts instead of traditional signaled intersections.
He said Saturday's tragedy hasn't changed his opinion. His father also opposed the widening project.
"Dad and I were on the same page," Holliday said.
Hofmann said the accident is still under investigation.
Holliday said his father lived an active life, still practicing dentistry as recently as last week.
"He loved his patients and they loved him," Holliday said.
Holliday said he's building an online tribute to his father at
Jones said Hart's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398 or e-mail email@example.com
The posted speed is officially 45mph.
Sometimes there is also a yellow sign "35mph - Curve" that the police tell me is only a "suggested safe speed" since it is on a yellow background.
This sign gets knocked down a lot and it was missing yesterday.
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Posted on Wed, Aug. 29, 2007 - Macon Telegraph - page 1B.http://www.macon.com/149/story/124317.html
Woman indicted for vehicular homicide
"Had the road been designed differently it wouldn't have happened."
8-30-07 sent to:
Harold.Linnenkohl@dot.state.ga.us, Tom Moreland <TMoreland@maai.net>,
Subject: Ga DOT designs make pedestrians die
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Posted on Tue, Mar. 25, 2008
State Board of Pardons and
1737 Graham Road
Macon, GA 31211
October 27, 2013
Dear Ms. Johnson,
Thank you for your kind letter that you sent to my family in April. We certainly appreciate the thoughtful gesture. We have never blamed you for what happened (to Dad). Indeed, we have always believed it was simply a sad and tragic accident. Everyone knows that accidents happen. So. of course we have forgiven you a long while ago.
Lindsay tried to contact you with some moral support in 2008, but ran in to too many roadblocks in the state bureaucracy.
We hope this will help you to be able to move forward with your life in a positive way ~ for your sake and for your son's.
We wish you both God's blessings, grace and peace, too,
- Lindsay and Marie Holliday