Norcross, GA (April 10, 2023) – An individual was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place at a Norcross intersection on the morning of Sunday, April 9.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Brook Hollow Parkway and Mitchell Road. Police confirmed that an officer with Gwinnett County was in his police cruiser and traveling through the intersection when he suddenly struck a pedestrian who was walking in the roadway. The officer immediately came to a stop and hopped out of his vehicle to assist the pedestrian.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Norcross responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. Though the officer attempted to help the pedestrian, they were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. Police have since identified the pedestrian as a 48-year-old man from Lawrenceville. The officer sustained a minor injury but is expected to fully recover.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time following the accident. This led to delays until police were able to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
More pedestrian accidents happen in Georgia than many other states throughout the U.S. Georgia actually ranks fourth in the country when it comes to states with the highest number of pedestrian-related fatalities. In 2021, it was reported that 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia and many others were seriously injured as a result. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in one of these accidents. If you have sustained the loss of someone close to you, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to deal with the loss of somebody they love whose life was taken too soon due to a negligent accident. As you grieve such immense losses, you and your family may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the many bills that continue to pile up against you. You may be feeling stressed and alone, which is completely normal. Speaking with a skilled Norcross wrongful death attorney can help you at this time.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal Georgia pedestrian crash. We understand how overwhelmed you and your family may be feeling during these difficult times. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. These include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Norcross at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have during these challenging 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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