Polk Co, GA (September 11, 2021) – Early Friday morning, September 10, a hit-and-run accident killed a pedestrian in the Polk County area.
Georgia State Troopers are investigating the hit-and-run crash, which occurred shortly after midnight on Georgia Highway 6 near Substation Road.
A preliminary investigation determined that an unknown vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 6 in the right lane when it hit a pedestrian.
The driver struck the pedestrian with the front of their car and fled the scene shortly thereafter, investigators said.
The Polk County coroner is working with deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to identify the victim killed, troopers said.
Authorities released no further details. However, their investigation into the circumstances of the wreck 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 some of the most at-risk parties on Georgia roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm. Therefore, hundreds of pedestrians succumb to fatal injuries every single year in the state of Georgia.
In 2018 alone, more than 260 pedestrians died across the state of Georgia due to pedestrian accidents. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one after another drive’s negligence claims their life prematurely.
Most motorists expect others to pay close attention to the roads around them. Unfortunately, they do not always do this. As a result, these devastating incidents occur.
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is challenging, to say the least. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford the aftermath.
If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should have a skilled attorney on your side. You should never have to worry about these bills as you move forward after a fatal accident. It is important that you have the dedicated help of a Polk County wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Polk County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Our skilled attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable in the event of an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward justice and compensation.
These types of compensation include medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. We will stand by your side and help you in your dire time of need. Please contact an accident attorney in Polk County at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help you in your time of need.
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.