Atlanta, GA (September 16, 2021) – At 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, September 15, a pedestrian accident occurred at an intersection in Atlanta.
According to Clayton County Police, the accident happened at the intersection of GA-85 and Garden Walk Boulevard. A 19-year-old driver allegedly drove up onto the sidewalk and struck two pedestrians who were walking in the area. The 19-year-old told officers that his tire blew out and this caused him to lose control of his vehicle. However, police determined that he was driving drunk at the time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene. The pedestrians, who have not yet been identified, were seriously injured in the crash. They were rushed to the hospital, though their current conditions are not yet known.
The driver of the vehicle that struck them was arrested on multiple charges. These included DUI, possession of marijuana, driving with no insurance, and more.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are prone to serious injuries and even death in the event of an accident. Pedestrians are killed every single year in Georgia accidents. In just 2018 alone, in fact, over 260 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents and thousands more were injured. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident that was caused by another party. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that these accidents can be prevented. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side.
It is never easy to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, especially if you have suffered from severe injuries. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents land victims in the hospital for an extended period of time. On top of this, your injuries might keep you out of the workplace for an extended period of time. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you have many options. You should have the dedicated and compassionate help of an Atlanta personal injury attorney on your side at this time.
Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should have an attorney at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC on your side every step of the way. If you have suffered from serious injuries, you may wonder where you can turn. An attorney can lessen your stress and answer any questions that you have pertaining to your claim. We will assist you as you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. You should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help you in your time of need.
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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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.