Dallas, GA (January 12, 2022) – A teen was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident at a high school in Dallas on Tuesday afternoon, January 11.
Paulding County officials confirmed that the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the North Paulding High School on North Paulding Drive. A teen who attends the school was in a crosswalk and attempting to cross the street when she was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. School was dismissed at the time of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help the girl. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of critical injuries. It is not known if the driver of the passenger vehicle remained at the scene.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the road was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents in Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have little to no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Statistics show that, in 2018, approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and hundreds more were hospitalized in Georgia pedestrian accidents.
Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. However, these accidents continue to increase on our roads every year throughout the state. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may be facing severe injuries caused by your accident, including the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
The truth is, pedestrian accident claims can be difficult to navigate on your own. A driver may try to pawn liability onto a pedestrian, claiming that they had nothing to do with the accident. If you know that another party is to blame for your pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options. It is crucial that you speak with a dedicated Dallas personal injury attorney at this time.
Dallas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At some point, anybody will walk somewhere that puts them at risk for a pedestrian accident. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you. We have extensive experience handling pedestrian accident claims and will stand by your side when you need it the most. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects during these difficult times. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should never have to stand alone. Please contact an accident attorney in Dallas at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can assist 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.