Alto, GA (November 29, 2022) – A serious pedestrian accident with injuries took place outside a prison in Alto on Thanksgiving evening, November 24.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the collision happened in the evening hours on the Gainesville Highway in front of Lee Arrendale State Prison. Police claim that an adult female was walking east in the area when she started to cross the street at a crosswalk with flashing lights. She was suddenly struck by a driver in a Hyundai Elantra that was headed northbound. The driver failed to yield, causing the accident. They stayed on scene after the collision occurred.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately called to the scene. The pedestrian, who was identified as a 52-year-old woman, was seriously injured and taken to Habersham County Medical Center for treatment. Nobody in the vehicle, driven by a 39-year-old man, sustained injuries.
The driver told police that he did not see the pedestrian due to her dark clothing. Police charged him with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. His vehicle sustained visible damage due to the force of the collision.
The road was blocked in several lanes of traffic following the accident until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the pedestrian who has been hurt in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
According to research, Georgia is one of the worst states when it comes to pedestrian accidents. These accidents have, unfortunately, been increasing on our roads over recent years. In 2021, it was reported that 322 people were killed in fatal Georgia pedestrian accidents and many others were severely injured. It is never easy to face a pedestrian accident that has led to injuries, especially if you have not been involved in one of these accidents in the past. Luckily, with the help of an attorney on your side, you can move forward after a life-altering pedestrian crash.
Many victims of pedestrian accidents are left with an array of questions after an accident. Some of the following questions are most prevalent after an accident:
- What types of evidence are necessary when it comes to moving forward with a claim against one or more parties?
- What deadlines will you need to meet when it comes to moving forward with a successful claim?
- Will your case be settled or will it go all the way to trial?
These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a skilled Alto personal injury attorney.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of an accident on your own. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of financial damages. You should not have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Alto 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 and 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.