Augusta, GA (December 5, 2021) – On Friday night, December 4, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Augusta.
According to Richmond County officials, the accident happened at 3700 Peach Orchard Road. A 59-year-old male pedestrian was walking in the area and started to cross the street. The victim, who was in a wheelchair at the time, was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound. The pedestrian was then thrown into the other lane of traffic and was struck by a Richmond County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was traumatically injured in the collision. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the roadway was blocked for a period of time. Police quickly 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 at-risk parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Because of this, drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrians can be protected from harm. Many pedestrians are seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Georgia due to the recklessness of others. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust after losing a loved one in an accident.
The loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident might be one of the most traumatic things that you and your family have ever endured. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. You should never have to worry about how you will move forward after a fatal pedestrian accident. It is important that you speak with a dedicated Augusta wrongful death attorney that you can rely on.
Augusta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our knowledgeable accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal pedestrian accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. You should never have to worry about how you will move forward, which is why you should seek help with your claim immediately. Please contact an accident attorney in Augusta at (888) 579-1790 to find out 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.