Adel, GA (October 20, 2021) – On Wednesday, October 20, a child was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident on a roadway in Adel.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on Bennett Road around the area of SR-76. Police confirmed that a 6-year-old child was riding a 4-wheeler in the area headed south when he was struck by the driver of a Chevrolet truck who was traveling in the same direction. The driver immediately got out of his truck and fled the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The child was seriously injured as a result of the accident. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 34-year-old man, was later found by police. He has since been charged with first-degree homicide, first-degree hit-and-run, driving under the influence, improper passing, and more.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
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.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Fatal accidents happen every single day in the state of Georgia due to the negligence of others. In just one week’s time, 31 lives are lost in fatal accidents due to reckless acts. These accidents affect many but are incredibly life-altering when they involve children. Families who have sustained losses in these accidents might wonder where they can turn in their time of need. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust after a fatal accident.
Losing somebody closest to you in a fatal collision can affect your life in many ways. 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. It is never easy to face these losses on your own. If you have lost somebody you love in a collision, you may wonder how you will move forward. These claims can be incredibly complex in nature. It is important that you seek the help of an Adel wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Adel Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to an accident that is not your fault. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Adel at (888) 579-1790 for more information on 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.