Marietta, GA (January 8, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a highway in Marietta on Saturday morning, January 8. According to Marietta Police, the accident happened around 3:38 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 around the area of the Marietta Parkway. A pedestrian was traveling along the northbound lanes of traffic when he was suddenly struck by a 63-year-old driver in a Toyota Tundra. It is believed that the driver of the Toyota remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has been identified only as a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if anyone else was injured in the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, the northbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for a period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
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 vulnerable parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm when involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle. Pedestrians are likely to become either seriously injured or killed in accidents every year in Georgia. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in these horrific accidents due to the recklessness of others. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is never easy for a family to face. If you have suffered from these enormous losses, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn. Pedestrian accidents happen due to many different reasons, including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. 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 sustained these losses, you should speak with a Marietta wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Marietta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal pedestrian accident can be both emotionally and financially. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the Georgia legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Marietta at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can assist you.
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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.