Macon, GA (March 2, 2023) – At 10 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, March 1, a man was hurt in a critical pedestrian accident in Macon.
According to Bibb County officials, the accident happened on Rice Mill Road around the area of Sherry Drive. Police confirmed that a 55-year-old man was walking on the road in the area when a 45-year-old man in a Toyota Camry started to navigate a curve in the road. The driver struck the pedestrian and immediately pulled over, remaining at the scene.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was rushed to Atrium Health Navicent with critical injuries. Their current condition is not yet known. Nobody else was hurt in the collision.
Due to the severity of the collision, a large portion of the road was blocked in the area. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the party who has been hurt in this collision with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia currently ranks as one of the worst states for pedestrians. The state ranks 4th in the country for states with the highest rate of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. In 2021, it was reported that a total of 348 pedestrians were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents and many others sustained injuries. Though drivers are always supposed to be aware of what is happening on the roads around them so pedestrian accidents can be prevented, these accidents still take place every year. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to face. Many serious injuries stem from pedestrian accidents each year, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital for days, weeks, or months at a time. On top of this, the injuries stemming from a pedestrian accident can keep you away from your daily routines and the things that you enjoy doing. You have options after a pedestrian accident and should speak with a Macon personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here to help you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident. We believe that it is crucial that you have legal help on your side so that you can move forward after an accident. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. You should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Macon at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have during these difficult times.
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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