Savannah, GA (December 11, 2021) – On Friday night, December 10, a pedestrian accident with injuries occurred in Savannah.
According to Savannah Police, the accident happened on GA-17 around the area of the local Waffle House. A pedestrian was walking in the area late at night when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling through the area. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was seriously injured in the accident. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle has not yet been charged but is still being questioned by the police. One northbound lane of traffic was blocked in the area for some time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed every year in accidents within the state of Georgia. In just one recent year’s time, over 260 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Many others are injured in these accidents, which can typically be prevented due to the careless acts of drivers. Drivers are constantly being urged to pay close attention to the roads around them so that these accidents do not occur. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you have options and should speak with an attorney.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may be left with a variety of questions that only a dedicated accident attorney will be able to help you answer. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a successful claim? What evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a compassionate Savannah personal injury attorney.
Savannah Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be, especially if you have sustained life-altering injuries. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way as you learn the ins and outs of the Georgia legal system. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Savannah at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you along the way.
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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.