Hiram, GA (November 30, 2021) – On Tuesday, November 30, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Hiram.
According to officials, the accident happened at the intersection of US-278 and Pace Road. It was dark outside when a man in a wheelchair attempted to cross the street. The light changed before he was completely across the street and his wheelchair got stuck. The man was then struck by a Chevy Cruze traveling through the intersection. The driver remained at the scene of the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as a 55-year-old man, was thrown from his wheelchair and pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was entirely blocked in the area of the intersection for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm. Pedestrians are likely to become seriously injured or even killed in the event of a pedestrian accident. In 2018 alone, approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in accidents and many others were severely injured. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Families sometimes wonder where they can turn after they have lost someone they love in a pedestrian accident. If you have sustained these losses, you should have the help of a dedicated attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many different ways. You may be left with questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney on your side. For instance, what deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a claim? What evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a skilled Hiram wrongful death attorney.
Hiram Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our dedicated accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. You should never have to stand alone after a fatal accident. Please contact an accident attorney in Hiram at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you at this time.
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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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.