Fleming, GA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Hwy 17 Near Leroy Coffer Hwy
Fleming, GA (March 1, 2023) – On Wednesday morning, March 1, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a highway in Fleming.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on Highway 17 around the area of the Leroy Coffer Highway. Police confirmed that, around 6 a.m., a pedestrian was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle on the highway. The driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the scene.
Deputies were called to the scene and found that the pedestrian, identified only as an adult male, was lying on the road in the area where he was left after the accident. Paramedics tragically pronounced him dead at the scene. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the accident.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic following the accident, which led to delays. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in Georgia in many different areas but especially in our major cities. Nobody really knows how far-reaching the impact of a pedestrian accident can be; however, once you have experienced these losses, you know how devastating it is. Unfortunately, a large percentage of pedestrian accidents can be prevented but continue to take place due to the negligence of others. It was reported that, in 2021, approximately 320 people were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents due to the reckless acts of others. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a pedestrian crash, you have options moving forward.
The loss of a loved one can leave you feeling alone and confused. You and your family have legal options, which is why it is important that you speak with a Fleming car accident attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past. Bringing a wrongful death claim can help you get back on your feet and gain a sense of closure as you are grieving such immense losses. It is normal to have a wide array of questions after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. It is imperative that you speak with a Fleming wrongful death attorney who has your best interests after a fatal accident.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to assist you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a fatal pedestrian crash. We understand how a pedestrian accident leading to a fatality can leave you with many emotional and financial challenges. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you work toward compensation for the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you every step of the way after you have lost somebody close to you. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Fleming 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, 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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