Augusta, GA (December 3, 2021) – In the early morning hours of Friday, December 3, a child was injured in a pedestrian accident in Augusta.
According to Richmond County officials, the accident happened at 1900 Olive Road. A school bus was traveling in the area when it suddenly started to put its yellow lights on and started to stop. A 12-year-old girl who was attempting to get on the bus walked across the street where she was struck by a van. The driver of the van immediately stopped and remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 12-year-old girl was the only party injured in the accident. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries but is expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time as police worked to clear the scene.
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.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads, especially when they involve unsuspecting children. Pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident, which means that they are more likely to suffer from catastrophic or even fatal injuries in the event of an accident. Many people lose their lives in unfortunate and preventable pedestrian accidents throughout Georgia each year. In fact, in 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in these accidents and many others were injured. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, it is important that you seek the help of an attorney that you can trust.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on their own. These accidents tend to lead to some of the most severe injuries, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
The injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents could signal a long road to recovery. This means that you could be facing an extended stay in the hospital and might not be able to return to work for some time following your collision. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, it is important that you have the dedicated help of an Augusta personal injury lawyer on your side.
Augusta Car Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after a pedestrian accident caused by another party. We understand how overwhelming one of these accidents can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. You should never have to stand alone after a serious car accident. Please contact an accident attorney in Augusta 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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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