Athens, GA (December 27, 2021) – On Wednesday, December 22, a pedestrian was killed in a fatal Athens accident. They have since been identified by police.
According to Athens-Clarke Police, the accident happened on North Avenue around the area of Strickland Avenue at 3:45 p.m. A pedestrian identified as a 66-year-old man who lived in Athens was walking on the sidewalk when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle that went up over the curb. The driver fled the scene without stopping.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was traumatically injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police confirmed that the driver who struck the pedestrian was a 31-year-old woman from Athens. They arrested her on charges of vehicular homicide in the first degree, hit-and-run, and failing to maintain her lane.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time as police worked to clear the scene.
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
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on Georgia roads. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident with a vehicle. Many pedestrians are seriously injured or lose their lives in accidents every year within the state. In 2018 alone, in fact, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in accidents. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is never an easy thing for you and your family to face. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side who has handled these claims in the past.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can leave you feeling alone and confused. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected and that your questions are answered. You should immediately seek the help of an Athens wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Athens Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be on both emotional and financial levels after you have sustained these immense losses. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that you receive the best results. We will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. Please 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.