Augusta, GA (May 2, 2021) – At 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, May 2, a man was killed in a pedestrian accident involving a train in Augusta.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened on the railroad tracks near the area of Riverwatch Parkway and Claussen Road. A 25-year-old man was walking in the area when he was struck by an approaching train.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and tragically passed away as a result of blunt force trauma.
The area was blocked for a period of time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians have no protection from harm in the midst of accidents, which means that they are likely to become seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. Because pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roadways and railroad tracks, hundreds of pedestrians are killed in Georgia accidents every year. In just 2018 alone, approximately 260 pedestrians were killed as a result of serious accidents. If you have lost somebody you love in a collision, you should seek the immediate help of an accident attorney.
It is never easy to face the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident but this is the reality that many are faced with each year. As you grieve the sudden loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Losing somebody closest to you can impact your life on both emotional and financial levels. If you have lost a loved one and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with a Georgia wrongful death attorney in your time of need. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents at www.attorneykennugent.com.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our accident attorneys have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a fatal crash. We will help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Georgia at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you.
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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.