Athens, GA (November 17, 2021) – At 7:54 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, November 16, a pedestrian accident occurred at an intersection in Athens.
According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of Lumpkin Street and Cedar Street. A pedestrian was walking in the area of the intersection when they were struck by a passenger vehicle. The vehicle failed to yield at the intersection before striking the pedestrian.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was injured in the accident. They were taken to the hospital by ambulance but their condition is not yet known.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents every year. In just 2018 alone, in fact, over 260 pedestrians lost their lives in these accidents due to the recklessness of others. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a pedestrian accident, or face injuries caused by one of these accidents. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you can turn. It is crucial that you have the help of an attorney on your side.
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life. This is especially true if you have sustained any of the following severe injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. This means that you could have a long road to recovery and bills that you may not be able to handle on your own. It is important that you speak with an Athens personal injury attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
Athens Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a pedestrian accident. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected. We will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help 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.
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