Dalton, GA (March 24, 2023) – A pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident at a Dalton intersection on the night of Friday, March 24.
According to Dalton Police Department officials, the accident happened at an unknown time at night at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Riverbend Road. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was allegedly crossing the street in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to unknown reasons. The driver remained at the scene of the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian involved in the accident, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was hurt in the collision.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We offer our warmest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in the state of Georgia over recent years. Hundreds of lives are taken due to these collisions every year. In 2019, it was reported that 239 pedestrians were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents. By 2021, this number rose to 348 fatalities involving pedestrians. On top of this, many pedestrians are seriously injured in accidents within the state. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. If you and your family have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian crash, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you can leave you feeling helpless and alone after a pedestrian accident. You may have questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney on your side. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with this stress alone, especially knowing that pedestrian and wrongful death claims are highly complex in nature. There are many parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a collision, you should speak with a Dalton wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after you have lost somebody close to you in a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be, especially if someone you love has been taken from you. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Dalton at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have at this time.
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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