Snellville, GA (January 20, 2022) – A teen was killed in a severe pedestrian crash that took place on a roadway in Snellville on Thursday morning, January 20.
Gwinnett County officials confirmed that the accident happened around 6:15 a.m. on Lenora Church Road in the area of the Kings Gate Condominiums. A 16-year-old girl was walking in the area when she entered a parking space on foot and was struck by a vehicle. Police confirmed that the girl was steps away from her apartment and was walking to the bus stop.
Numerous responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The teen was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt but remained at the scene.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area for some time as police worked to clear the scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck the teen has not yet been charged for the accident.
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
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roads in Georgia, which means that they are likely to become seriously injured or killed in an accident. Pedestrians typically have the right-of-way on our roads but drivers do not always abide by these rules, which is why individuals are sometimes killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 260 lives were lost as a result of pedestrian accidents within the state. It is up to you as the family of a loved one to show that a driver acted negligently and caused the death of your loved one. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust after a fatal accident.
Moving forward after a fatal pedestrian accident is never easy to do, especially because families are not always sure about what steps they should take. Holding a party responsible for their actions can help a family come to terms with their losses. Pedestrian accidents are typically caused by the following reasons:
- Driving under the influence
- Talking on the phone or otherwise being distracted
- Violating traffic signals
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Disregarding the speed limit
If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you have options. You should be prepared to seek the assistance of a Snellville wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Snellville Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident. We will proudly represent your family and compassionately provide you with resources so that you never have to worry about financial aspects as you are grieving your losses. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Snellville 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.