Athens, GA (December 6, 2021) – At 4:45 p.m. on the afternoon of Saturday, December 4, a hit-and-run crash occurred at an intersection in Athens.
According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of College Station Road and East Campus Road. A student at the college was traveling in the area when her vehicle was struck at the intersection by another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle then fled the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The student, who has not yet been formally identified, sustained injuries in the accident. They are expected to make a recovery.
Due to the severity of the accident, the intersection was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene. It is not known if the responsible party was found by police.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every day in Georgia, sending hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital annually. In fact, car accidents are now a leading cause of hospitalizations throughout the state of Georgia each year. In just one recent year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 116,000 people were hurt in car accidents due to the outright recklessness of others. These accidents happen in many different areas but intersections are known for being some of the most common. Millions of intersection-related accidents actually occur in the U.S. yearly. If you have been hurt in an intersection accident and wonder where you can turn, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a car accident on their own. Because of this, you should speak with an Athens car accident attorney that you can rely on. An attorney will be able to help you with many aspects of your claim, especially if you have suffered from serious injuries. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from car accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. If you have been hurt in a life-altering collision, you should have the help of an Athens personal injury lawyer on your side.
Athens Car Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after a car accident that was caused by another party. The aftermath of a car accident can leave you with many questions, which is why you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
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.