Americus, GA (January 15, 2022) – Around 8:15 a.m. on Friday morning, January 14, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Americus.
According to the Americus Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of US-280 and GA-27. A pedestrian was walking across the street at the intersection when they were allegedly struck by an Americus Police Department cruiser. It is not known if the officer was on call or if their sirens were going at the time.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to assist those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead due to traumatic injuries. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for several hours as police and other responders worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads throughout Georgia. This is due to the fact that they involve parties who have no protection on our roads. Many pedestrians are seriously injured and even killed in pedestrian accidents every year in Georgia. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in these life-altering accidents. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal pedestrian accident. If you and your family have sustained these immense losses, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one is never an easy thing to face. Pedestrian accidents that end in fatalities happen due to a wide array of reasons, including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
Losing somebody close to you in a fatal pedestrian accident can be an impactful time in your life. This is a reality that far too many families have to face every year. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should be prepared to speak with a skilled and knowledgeable Americus wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Americus Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our accident attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal pedestrian accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to bring a claim against a party who has caused you and your family harm. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be incredibly expensive and you should not have to worry about the bills on your own. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Americus at (888) 579-1790 for more information on your available options.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.