Gainesville, GA (April 16, 2023) – A critical pedestrian accident took place on a roadway in Gainesville on Thursday, April 13 that led to injuries.
According to Gainesville Police, the accident happened around 8:38 p.m. on Harmony Church Road. Two teens were allegedly walking in the area along with the traffic flow. Suddenly, an SUV that was traveling in the same direction and did not see the teens due to their dark clothing, according to the driver. The SUV struck one of the teens, which caused him to be thrown into a nearby mailbox. He then landed in a ditch off the side of the road.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The injured teen was critically injured and rushed to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He remains in critical condition at this time.
The driver of the SUV, who has not yet been formally identified, was not hurt in the accident. It is not known if they are facing any charges.
No further details have been released regarding the incident but the investigation into the collision continues.
Our thoughts go out to the pedestrian who has been hurt in this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
More and more pedestrians are hurt in accidents every year in Georgia than ever before. Georgia actually ranks fourth in the country when it comes to fatalities caused by pedestrian accidents. On top of this, many people are seriously injured as a result of these horrific accidents. In 2021 alone, it was reported that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in Georgia and many others were severely injured. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another party, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Facing a pedestrian accident claim is never an easy thing to endure. Pedestrian accidents can be entirely complex matters to face, as many of these claims are complex and involve laws that you may not be familiar with. It is normal to have questions after a pedestrian accident, especially if you have sustained some of the following injuries in an accident:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash, it is crucial that you speak with a Gainesville personal injury lawyer that you can trust.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our attorneys are here for you after you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand the ins and outs of pedestrian accident laws and will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include damages like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Gainesville at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you 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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