Athens, GA (October 10, 2021) – Around midnight on Saturday, October 9, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred in Athens.
According to Athens-Clarke County Police, the accident happened on Broad Street around the area of Foundry Street. A 20-year-old woman was walking with a friend when she started to cross the street. At that time, a Honda Accord traveling west struck her. The driver immediately fled the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was seriously injured and rushed to a local hospital. She was pronounced dead while there.
Police have since located the vehicle involved in the accident but they have not released a description of the driver who struck the pedestrian.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Many pedestrians are either injured or killed in accidents every year. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed and many others were seriously injured in these accidents. Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which is why drivers should always be aware of the roads around them so that these accidents can be prevented. If you have sustained losses due to a pedestrian accident, your family may be feeling alone and confused. It is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
If you have lost somebody you love in an accident, you have a variety of options. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Families should never have to worry about how they will face these losses on their own. Losing somebody closest to you can impact your life in a variety of ways. If you have suffered from these losses, you should have the dedicated help of an Athens wrongful death attorney on your side.
Athens Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a fatal crash on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. These include medical expenses your loved one incurred, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. We are here for you when you need us the most. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Athens at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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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.