Athens, GA (December 23, 2021) – At 3:45 p.m. on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 21, a fatal pedestrian crash occurred on a roadway in Athens.
According to Athens-Clarke Police, the accident happened on North Avenue around the area of Strickland Avenue. A vehicle was traveling in the area when it suddenly went off the side of the road and onto the sidewalk. The vehicle struck a pedestrian who was walking in the area. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have since identified the suspect involved in the accident as a 31-year-old woman. She was arrested on charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, felony hit-and-run, and failing to maintain her lane.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time following the collision.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on Georgia roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented on Georgia roads, where hundreds of lives are taken every year. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in Georgia accidents and many others were injured. If you have sustained these immense losses, you and your family may wonder where you can turn. It is crucial that you speak with a legal advocate that you can trust at this time.
Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained these losses, you will likely be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. Because of this, it is important that you have legal help on your side every step of the way. As you grieve 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 seek the help of an Athens wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Athens Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our compassionate attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after a fatal pedestrian accident has turned your life upside-down. The loss of a loved one can leave you in a difficult position that you may not be prepared to face on your own. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you.
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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.