Gainesville, GA (October 26, 2020) – On Friday, October 23, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on a roadway in Gainesville. The pedestrian has since been identified.
According to the Gainesville Police Department, a male pedestrian was crossing the street on Thompson Bridge Road. When he walked onto the roadway, he was struck by a commercial vehicle that was unable to stop in time.
The pedestrian was identified as a 25-year-old man from Oakwood, Georgia. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to paramedics.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Many pedestrians lose their lives as a result of accidents involving large vehicles every year. When a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, they are more likely to lose their lives than with many other vehicles. Tractor-trailers are incredibly large and capable of causing catastrophic harm, especially to pedestrians. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a reality that hundreds of families must face every year in the state of Georgia. In 2018 alone, it was reported that over 260 pedestrians were killed in Georgia accidents. It is imperative that you have the help of an attorney by your side if you have suffered losses due to one of these accidents.
It is never easy to move forward after you have lost somebody you love due to a pedestrian-related accident. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to one of these collisions. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder what types of compensation you may be able to receive so that you can move forward on all levels. You have the right to seek help from a Georgia wrongful death attorney who can help you every step of the way when it comes to your case. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones at https://www.attorneykennugent.com/results/.
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC will stand by your side after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand that you may be facing many challenges along the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. You have options for recovery and should not have to stand alone during these difficult times. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Georgia at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help 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.