Gainesville, GA (December 10, 2021) – On Friday morning, December 10, a pedestrian crash with injuries occurred in Gainesville.
According to officials, the accident happened on the Athens Highway around the area of Monroe Drive. A 65-year-old pedestrian male from Flowery Branch was walking across the street when he was struck by a big rig in the area. Police are not sure why the pedestrian was crossing at that time or why the truck was unable to stop in time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian suffered from broken bones and lacerations. He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on Georgia roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Many pedestrians are injured and others are killed in these accidents every year. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in Georgia. These accidents can typically be prevented but still occur due to the recklessness of others. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side moving forward.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on their own. Because of this, you may have a variety of questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney on your side. For instance, what deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a claim? What evidence do you need to prove that another party is to blame for your accident? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer with the help of a dedicated Gainesville personal injury attorney on your side.
Gainesville Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you after you have sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident in Georgia. Sustaining an accident can have a devastating impact on every aspect of your life, which is why you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible for assistance with your claim. Our attorneys can help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, lost income, therapy costs, and more. You have many options and should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian crash. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Gainesville at (888) 579-1790 for more information on your available options.
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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.