Athens, GA (May 1, 2023) – A pedestrian was hurt in an accident that took place at an Athens intersection in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 29.
According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened around 12:20 a.m. at the intersection of Baxter Street and Finley Street. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was crossing the street at the intersection when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained on scene after the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was treated on scene by EMS crews. Their condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible so traffic could resume as normal.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the pedestrian injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia has seen a massive increase in pedestrian accidents over recent years. Though pedestrian accidents sometimes do not lead to any damages at all, most will cause serious injuries or even take the lives of those involved. In 2021, there was an estimated 348 fatalities from Georgia pedestrian accidents, which was an increase from the 281 fatalities in 2020. Georgia sees more pedestrian accidents than most states in the U.S. If you have been hurt in a life-altering Georgia pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on their own. Many serious pedestrian accidents lead to life-altering injuries. These injuries, which include spinal cord injuries and fractures, can affect your life for weeks, months, or even years. This can leave you out of work or your favorite activities. You may be left with a wide array of questions after a serious pedestrian accident, especially concerning deadlines that you may have to meet or what you should or shouldn’t say to the insurance company. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash, speaking with an Athens personal injury lawyer is one of the best decisions that you can make.
Our skilled attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to assist you after you have been seriously injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way as you work toward the compensation that you deserve. These include some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
You should never have to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for 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, 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.
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