Augusta, GA (October 17, 2020) – Around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, October 16, a fatal pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Augusta. The pedestrian has now been identified.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place at the intersection of Deans Bridge Road and Murphy Road. Police confirmed that the pedestrian was involved in a prior accident and got out of his vehicle. He then started to walk south on the roadway where he was hit by a vehicle. A second vehicle did not see him and struck him a second time.
The pedestrian, identified as a 39-year-old man from Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was shut down in numerous lanes for a period of time until police were able to clear the scene.
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 are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of people are killed every year as a result of Georgia car accidents that take place due to the negligence of others. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents due to the carelessness of others. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you may wonder where you can turn.
Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on your life. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you can obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects. Nobody ever expects to lose somebody they love in an accident. You may be faced with a variety of financial aspects that you cannot handle on your own, which is why it is important that you speak with a Georgia wrongful death attorney. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents at https://www.attorneykennugent.com/results/.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in an accident. We have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost a loved one as a result of an accident. If you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident, we believe that you should never be liable for the harm that you have sustained in an accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Georgia at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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