Macon, GA (April 24, 2023) – Around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, April 24, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Macon.
According to Bibb County officials, the accident happened on Tucker Road near the area of Weatherby Drive. Police confirmed that a Ford Explorer driven by a 40-year-old man was traveling south when it suddenly struck a child who was crossing the street. The driver allegedly remained at the scene of the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The child, who was identified as an 11-year-old boy, was seriously injured and was rushed to Atrium Health Navicent. He was tragically pronounced dead at the hospital a few hours after the accident.
The roadway was completely blocked for several hours following the collision. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
When it comes to pedestrian accidents, Georgia’s roads are known for being some of the most deadly. Georgia is actually in the top 10 for states with the most pedestrian fatalities every year. In 2021, it was reported that there were 348 pedestrian fatalities and many other parties were seriously injured. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who have no protection from harm in an accident. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is important to know that you and your family have a variety of options moving forward.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be a challenging and complex time. You may be feeling helpless and alone after you have lost someone closest to you in an accident, especially when the victim is a child. While you are grieving the immense loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you are supposed to pay the many bills that keep piling up against you. It is also not abnormal to have a variety of questions related to your claim as you move forward. Speaking with a dedicated Macon wrongful death attorney is in your best interests during these difficult times.
Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you and your family after you have sustained immense losses due to a pedestrian crash. Having the help of an attorney on your side is capable of lessening some of the stress that you may be feeling associated with your claim. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects during these life-altering times. These include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Macon at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can help you.
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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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