Augusta, GA (May 4, 2023) – Around 3:21 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 3, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a highway in Augusta.
According to Richmond County officials, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-520 around the area of Sand Bar Ferry Road. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area when they were struck by a vehicle that was headed eastbound at the time. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the 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 only been identified as a 36-year-old man from Augusta, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries at 5:05 a.m.
The roadway was blocked in all eastbound lanes of traffic for some time. Police worked to clear the scene by 6:17 a.m.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the friends and family of the party who has lost his life in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are known for being the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of large vehicle. Hundreds of people are killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia. In 2021, it was reported that 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal Georgia pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal Georgia pedestrian accident, it is essential that you speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
The aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing for you and your family to face. Family members often wonder where they can turn after a fatal pedestrian accident. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder where you can turn. You should not have to worry about the stress of a fatal pedestrian accident entirely on your own. It can be difficult to move forward after a fatal accident, which is why our attorneys are here to help you. Speaking with an Augusta wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. It can be overwhelming to face the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident entirely on your own. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
We will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system in Georgia for the first time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Augusta at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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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.
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