Decatur, GA (September 29, 2021) – At 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, September 29, a fatal pedestrian crash occurred in Decatur.
According to DeKalb County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Covington Highway and South Indian Creek Drive. A driver was headed west in the area when they suddenly struck a pedestrian walking in the area. The pedestrian hit the windshield and rolled off onto the ground due to the force of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was seriously injured in the crash. They were tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Due to the severity of the crash, lanes were blocked for a period of time. Police reopened the roadway around 7:15 a.m.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
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 they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. This is why many pedestrians are either injured or killed in Georgia accidents every single year. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians lost their lives in pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. Though drivers are expected to watch out for these parties, accidents still occur in the blink of an eye. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should have the dedicated help of a legal advocate on your side moving forward.
It is never easy to face the sudden loss of a loved one whose life has been lost in a pedestrian accident. If you have suffered from these losses, you likely have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. While you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Facing the loss of someone close to you can put you in a challenging position that you are unable to face on your own. Because of this, you should be prepared to speak with a Decatur wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
Decatur Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident in Georgia, our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you. We believe that you have every right to hold a party responsible for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a fatal crash. We understand how overwhelming an accident can be, especially if your family has suffered the loss of a loved one. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects as you move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have 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.