Bloomingdale, GA (January 16, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a major highway in Bloomingdale.
Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed that the accident happened around 4 a.m. on Friday morning, January 14. A pedestrian was walking in the area on US-80 near the area of the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Suddenly, they were struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling in the area. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
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 traumatically injured. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes in the area until police were able to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update as more information becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe and life-altering accidents on our roads in Georgia. This means that many pedestrians will be injured or killed in accidents every single year. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians lost their lives in fatal accidents in Georgia. Pedestrians are known for being incredibly at risk due to the fact that drivers are not always paying close attention to the roads around them. Fatal pedestrian accidents happen due to many negligent acts brought on by drivers, including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Losing someone you love in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained these losses, you and your family should have the skilled help of an attorney on your side.
It is never easy to face the immense loss of a loved one taken too soon in a pedestrian accident. If you have suffered from these losses, you may have a variety of questions that you cannot answer on your own. For instance, you may wonder what evidence you have to prove that another party is to blame for your accident. You may also wonder what deadlines you are required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a claim. Having the dedicated help of a Bloomingdale wrongful death attorney can help you when it comes to bringing a successful claim.
Bloomingdale Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in serious pedestrian accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Losing a loved one is never easy to face on your own, which is why we offer our help in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Bloomingdale at (888) 579-1790 for more information on your available options at this time.
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.