Clarkesville, GA (March 30, 2020) – Around 7:45 p.m. last night, March 29, a child was seriously injured in a pedestrian crash at a Clarkesville intersection.
Police confirmed that the accident occurred at the intersection of Ed Carroll Drive and Lockwood Street.
A 6-year-old male child allegedly entered the road in front of a GMC Arcadia. The driver was identified as a 44-year-old woman from Cornelia.
The Georgia State Patrol confirmed that the child was struck by the front passenger side of the vehicle. He was immediately taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries.
The driver was not injured. However, they were allegedly charged with DUI.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
DUI Accidents in Georgia
DUI accidents happen far too often in the state of Georgia. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was determined that approximately 3,699 people were killed in DUI accidents in Georgia and many more were hospitalized. These accidents are more common than expected and tend to lead to tragic results. As such, victims should always speak with a personal injury attorney in Georgia.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC have assisted numerous pedestrians who have been harmed by the negligence of a vehicle driver. Especially in cases involving DUI drivers, the injuries that result tend to be severe. If you have been physically harmed in an accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Please contact our law firm immediately 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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.