Atlanta, GA (February 28, 2021) – Around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday night, February 27, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred on a roadway in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta officials, the collision happened at 3532 Jonesboro Road southeast. Officials were initially called to the scene of the accident after receiving reports of a male lying in the roadway. It was revealed that the victim was attempting to cross Jonesboro Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling north.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle did not stay to help and has not yet been located by police.
No further details have been released but the investigation is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Because pedestrians have no protection from harm against vehicles, they are known for being some of the most at-risk and vulnerable parties on Georgia roads. This means that pedestrians are most likely to become severely injured or even lose their lives in pedestrian accidents. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 people were killed as a result of pedestrian accidents in Georgia and many others were hospitalized with serious injuries. If you have suffered losses due to one of these accidents, you should seek the help of a dedicated legal advocate.
Families should never have to stand alone after they have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you will likely question how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. Speaking with a Georgia wrongful death attorney can help you in many ways such as helping you to gather evidence that is useful and meet deadlines that can help you gain success in your claim. You should always act quickly to retain the help you deserve after a pedestrian accident.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our Georgia accident attorneys have diligently assisted many families who have fallen victim to fatal accidents in Georgia. We understand how traumatic it can be to lose somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident and will assist you every step of the way as you navigate the Georgia legal system. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a Georgia pedestrian accident attorney who can help you every step of the way at (888) 579-1790.
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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.