Jonesboro, GA (July 23, 2021) – Around 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning, a child was killed and a man was seriously injured in a Jonesboro pedestrian crash.
According to Clayton County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Noahs Ark Road and Floyd Road. A 12-year-old boy who lived in a group home nearly was walking with his caregiver in the area. The 12-year-old boy got away from him but both the boy and caregiver were struck by a white SUV driving in the area.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help. The 12-year-old boy was rushed to a local hospital with severe injuries but he was pronounced dead while there. The caregiver was hospitalized with injuries, though his condition is not known at this time.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time as police cleared the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in an accident. This means that many pedestrians will lose their lives in these accidents every single year. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents due to the recklessness of others. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one but this is the reality that many families face every year due to these accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you should have legal help on your side.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. Losing someone closest to you can leave you feeling both helpless and alone. If you have suffered from these losses, you should seek the help of a Georgia wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in Georgia pedestrian accidents at www.attorneykennugent.com.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our accident attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, you should always have help on your side. We will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have faced these losses, 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.