Rincon, GA (April 29, 2023) – Around 11 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 28, an elderly woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Rincon.
According to Rincon Police, the accident happened in the parking lot of the Walmart on South Columbia Avenue. Police confirmed that a driver was backing out of a space in the parking lot when they made a turn, striking a pedestrian who was walking across the lot. The driver was traveling at a low speed at the time.
Several Rincon responders, including EMS crews and firefighters, were dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as an 87-year-old woman, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time after the accident. Police did not say if the driver was charged for their role in the accident.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the state of Georgia and beyond. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of people lose their lives in the event of pedestrian accidents each year in Georgia. In just 2020 alone, in fact, it is estimated that approximately 281 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents within the state. Losing somebody you love in a fatal pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. Families are urged to speak with an attorney that they can trust after losing a loved one closest to them.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian crash can leave you feeling helpless and alone. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You may be feeling stressed and alone after a fatal accident. This is especially true knowing that wrongful death claims are incredibly complex. There are many parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you should speak with a knowledgeable Rincon wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling during these difficult times. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. You should never have to stand alone after you have lost someone close to you in a fatal accident. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Rincon 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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