Atlanta, GA (October 6, 2021) – At 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 6, an officer was injured in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened on I-75 around the area of 17th Street. An officer was responding to a crash on the highway and was standing outside of his police cruiser. Another vehicle was traveling in the area when it suddenly struck the officer. The driver who struck the officer remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The officer was seriously injured in the accident. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries to his head, arm, and leg. He was conscious at the time of the crash.
The driver who remained at the scene will be receiving charges for their role in the collision.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident is a reality that many victims and families are faced with each year. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads, which means that they are prone to some of the most severe injuries and fatalities in the event of an accident. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. These accidents occur in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying attention to the roads around them. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
Being hurt in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. You may have questions that only an attorney will be able to answer. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a successful claim? What evidence do you need to show that another party is at fault for your accident? What should you say when you speak with the insurance company for the first time? These are questions that you can answer with the help of an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you every step of the way after a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a collision can be and offer our help and resources every step of the way. Having an attorney on your side can lessen the stress that you may be feeling during these difficult times. We will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you in your dire 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.