Ringgold, GA (April 13, 2023) – Around 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Thursday, April 13, a serious pedestrian accident with injuries occurred in Ringgold.
According to Catoosa County officials, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-75 around the area of exit 353, Cloud Springs Road. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained on scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was seriously injured in the accident. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the southbound lanes of traffic. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We want to offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the pedestrian who was hurt in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia has seen a steady and unfortunate increase in pedestrian accidents over recent years. In fact, thousands of people are injured in pedestrian accidents and many others lose their lives. In just 2021 alone, in fact, it was reported that approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents and many others sustained injuries throughout all of Georgia. Pedestrian accidents occur in the blink of an eye due to many different reasons, which include the following:
- Distracted driving, such as texting behind the wheel
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
If you have been hurt in a life-altering pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
It is not always easy to come to terms with a pedestrian accident, especially knowing that these accidents tend to lead to life-altering injuries. Georgia actually ranks fourth in the country when it comes to states with the most pedestrian fatalities, which means that it is more likely that you will become involved in one of these collisions than ever before. Having legal help on your side can help you through one of the most stressful times in your life. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another party, you should speak with a Ringgold personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects that are important for getting back on your feet after a pedestrian accident. You should never have to face the aftermath of a pedestrian crash on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Ringgold at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do to help 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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