Athens, GA (November 22, 2021) – At 2:01 p.m. on the afternoon of Saturday, November 20, a pedestrian accident occurred on a roadway in Athens.
According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of Sanford Drive and Cedar Street. A pickup truck was traveling in the area when a pedestrian suddenly fell out of the back of the bed due to reasons that are not yet known. The accident led to extensive damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified but was visiting the college, was injured in the accident. The party struck their head and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Their current condition is not yet known.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing at this time.
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 when it comes to accidents. This is due to the fact that these parties have no protection from harm when it comes to an accident. Many pedestrians are seriously injured or even killed as a result of accidents every year in Georgia. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in accidents. If you have suffered from injuries caused by a pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options available for you. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can leave you feeling alone and confused. You may have questions that you cannot answer on your own after one of these accidents. 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 your claim? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a dedicated Athens personal injury attorney.
Athens 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 life-altering pedestrian accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own, especially if you have sustained serious injuries. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
You should never have to stand alone after an accident that is not your fault. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available 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 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.