Commerce, GA (January 22, 2022) – In the early morning hours of Thursday, January 20, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred in Commerce.
According to Banks County officials, the accident happened on GA-15 at Zip’s Carwash. A pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle as they crossed the roadway. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene.
Numerous responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was seriously injured and pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries.
Police later found the driver who was responsible for the accident. They have since been identified as a 65-year-old driver from Suwanee. The driver has since been charged with homicide by vehicle, hit-and-run, failing to maintain their lane, and more.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked for some time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
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 known for being some of the most severe accidents on Georgia roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident with a passenger vehicle. In 2018 alone, it was reported that 260 people were killed in pedestrian accidents within the state. Motorists are told to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented at all times. However, this does not always occur and severe accidents continue to happen in the blink of an eye. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is never easy, which is why you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one can be a challenging thing to face. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own after you have lost someone you love. For instance, you may wonder what evidence you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident or what deadlines you will be required to meet. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should speak with a Commerce wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Commerce Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to assist you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident in Georgia. Having an attorney to handle your claim can take a lot of the stress and hassle out of your claim that you may be feeling otherwise. Our firm will handle the insurance company for you so that you can work on healing and feel stress-free after a fatal crash. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to your case. Please contact an accident attorney in Commerce at (888) 579-1790 for more information on your options.
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.