Calhoun, GA (February 24, 2023) – Before midnight on Friday, February 24, a pedestrian accident that led to severe injuries took place in Calhoun.
According to Gordon County officials, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-75 around the area of mile marker 318. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle in the area due to reasons that are not yet known. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene to cooperate with police when they showed up.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was hurt in the accident. The party was rushed to the hospital for treatment of severe injuries, though their current condition is not yet known.
Several northbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene. A traffic alert was issued, which led to extensive delays.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the injured pedestrian with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Though pedestrian accidents are not as severe as other accidents on our roads in Georgia, they continue to cause serious injuries and even take the lives of those involved. These accidents have actually been increasing on our roads in Georgia over recent years, with Georgia ranking 4th in the country for states with the most pedestrian-related fatalities. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Georgia and many others were severely injured. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Nobody ever expects to become involved in a pedestrian accident when they are minding their own business, walking alongside or on our roads. However, this is the reality that far too many individuals face each year within the state due to negligent drivers. Within seconds, you could become seriously injured in one of these accidents that could lead to serious injuries, such as the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
Speaking with a Calhoun personal injury lawyer can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, we are here to assist you after you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault. You should not have to worry about how you will pay for the many costs that are associated with your accident and the injuries that have stemmed from it. Our attorneys will help you navigate the incredibly complex legal system during these difficult times. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages at this time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Queens at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you every step of the way.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified, so if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
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.
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