Ellabell, GA (February 25, 2023) – On Friday night, February 23, a woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a highway in Ellabell.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. on GA-280 around the area of Groover Hill Road. Police confirmed that two women were inside a vehicle that was struck by a second vehicle on the highway. The women pulled over and got out of their vehicle when they were standing outside the car on the highway. They were suddenly struck by a vehicle that was traveling on the highway and did not stop in time for them.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Both female pedestrians were rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. One of the women was tragically pronounced dead while there. The other has been listed in critical condition.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the road was blocked in the area for some time. Police cleared the scene after several hours.
No further details have been released, including whether or not the driver will be facing any charges. The investigation into the accident continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life in this accident. We also hope that the injured pedestrian receives a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
According to recent studies, Georgia is known for being one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians in the U.S. In fact, it ranks fourth in the entire country for the most fatalities caused by these accidents. Pedestrian accidents are so commonly fatal due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. In 2021, it was reported that 320 pedestrians were killed in Georgia and many others were injured. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you in any type of accident can affect your life on both emotional and financial levels. When your loved one is no longer with you, you have every right to receive compensation on their behalf that can help you and your family get back on your feet. This is absolutely necessary while you are grieving such immense losses. There are many parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
Speaking with an Ellabell wrongful death attorney can help you in many ways during these difficult times.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you and your family after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal collision. We believe that you have many rights and options under Georgia law, which is why we are here for you every step of the way. You may find that you are eligible for many forms of compensation at this time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Ellabell at (888) 579-1790 for more information.
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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