Rome, GA (December 10, 2021) – Around 1 a.m. on Friday morning, December 10, a pedestrian accident occurred in Rome.
According to police, the accident happened on Alabama Highway around the area of Blankenship Place and the local movie theater. A 4-year-old child was crossing the street at the time when an adult attempted to catch the child. However, they were struck by a Hyundai Elantra traveling west. The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 34-year-old man, remained at the scene and was not injured.
Police later discovered that the child was staying with a family at a local inn and his guardians were unaware that he got away. The child was rushed to Floyd Medical Center and has been listed in serious condition.
Due to the severity of the accident, multiple lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for a period of time. Police confirmed that the driver of the Elantra is not yet being charged for their role in the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Many pedestrians are seriously injured in these accidents and others lose their lives. Children are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads due to the fact that they are not always aware of the dangers of the roads before them. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in these accidents. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may have questions that you cannot answer without the help of an attorney on your side. For instance, what types of evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? What deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a claim? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer with the help of a Rome personal injury lawyer on your side.
Rome Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and offer our help and resources in your time of need. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. You should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident. Please contact an accident attorney in Rome 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.