Rocky Face, GA (January 28, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on Thursday night, January 27.
According to Whitfield County officials, the accident happened around 9:33 p.m. on GA-3 around the area of Webb Way. Police confirmed that an adult pedestrian was walking across the road when they were suddenly struck by a Hyundai Genesis that was traveling in the area. The driver, identified as a 44-year-old woman, was not injured and remained at the scene.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic in the area as police worked to clear the scene. This led to delays until the scene was fully cleared.
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
Pedestrian accidents have been increasing on our roads over the years even though drivers have been urged to prevent these accidents at all costs. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are more likely to become injured or killed in accidents than many other parties who navigate our roads. Hundreds of pedestrians actually lose their lives every year in Georgia due to the reckless acts of others. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 273 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in Georgia pedestrian accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side.
It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. However, this is the reality that far too many families face every year due to accidents. Pedestrian accidents happen due to many different reasons, including the following:
- Driver distractions
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
You and your family will need to show that another party is at fault for the loss of your loved one if you wish to move forward with a successful wrongful death claim. These claims are known for being incredibly complex in nature, which is why you should speak with a Rocky Face wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Rocky Face Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our skilled and knowledgeable accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. Having the assistance of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected and lessen the stress that you may be feeling associated with your accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Rocky Face at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can assist you.
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.