Gibson, GA (April 25, 2023) – An elderly woman was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that took place on a roadway in Gibson on the morning of Tuesday, April 25.
According to Jefferson County officials, the accident happened around 6:30 a.m. on Avera-Edgehill Road. Police confirmed that an elderly woman was walking in the area and started to cross the street. She was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle traveling through the area due to reasons that are not entirely known. Police confirmed that the driver remained on scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The 70-year-old woman, who is said to walk that stretch of road every morning, was seriously injured in the accident. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment but has been listed in stable condition since.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes until police were able to fully clear the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the party who was hurt in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents in Georgia and beyond. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving a passenger vehicle or any other type of vehicle. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed and many others are seriously injured each year in Georgia. In just 2021 alone, in fact, statistics estimate that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you should speak with a dedicated attorney immediately.
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Especially knowing that these accidents lead to serious injuries, it is crucial that you have legal help on your side. Some of the most catastrophic injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries can land a victim in the hospital or cause them to miss out on crucial time in the workplace. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should seek the immediate help of a Gibson personal injury lawyer.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you if your life has been turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident in Georgia. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You should never have to stand alone during these daunting and complicated times. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Gibson at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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