Athens, GA (September 17, 2021) – At 11:25 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, September 16, a pedestrian accident occurred on a roadway in Athens.
According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened on East Green Street. A pedestrian was walking in the area when they were struck by a passenger vehicle in the area. The driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was injured in the accident. The party was rushed to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in fatal accidents every year within the state. In just 2018 alone, it was estimated that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in these horrific accidents. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them but, unfortunately, pedestrian accidents continue to happen every year due to negligent acts. Being injured in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. You have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. It is crucial that you seek the help of an attorney in your time of need.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Pedestrian accidents tend to lead to some of the most life-altering injuries. These injuries include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, organ damage, and more. Many pedestrians are so severely injured that they land in the hospital and miss out on time in the workplace. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you have a variety of options. It is important that you speak with an Athens personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Athens Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should speak with an attorney at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC in your time of need. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can affect you both physically and financially. You may wonder where you can turn during these challenging times. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. If you have been hurt in a serious pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help 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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.