LaGrange, GA (September 7, 2021) – Around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 4, a paramedic was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in LaGrange. The party has since been identified by police.
According to police, the accident happened on I-85 around the area of the Kia Boulevard exit. The driver of a Kia Forte was traveling in the area when the driver suddenly lost control, driving off the side of the road and striking a cable barrier. Two paramedics arrived at the scene and offered help to the driver.
While the paramedics were offering help to the driver of the Kia, the driver of a Dodge pickup truck lost control and slammed into the back of the Kia. Both paramedics were struck by the vehicle.
A 32-year-old paramedic and the other paramedic were critically injured and taken to the hospital. The 32-year-old victim was pronounced dead while there. The driver and passenger in the Dodge were also flown to local hospitals for treatment.
Due to the severity of the crash, the roadway was blocked for a period of 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. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe and catastrophic accidents on Georgia roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads when involved in accidents with other vehicles. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in these accidents every single year. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in these accidents due to the recklessness of others. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been lost in a fatal pedestrian accident. If you have suffered from these losses, you and your family should have the dedicated help of an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Losing somebody closest to you in a pedestrian accident can have an enormous impact on every aspect of your life. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is never easy to face these losses on your own, which is why you should have dedicated help on your side. An attorney will be able to help you with many aspects of your claim, from meeting deadlines to gathering evidence. It is important that you speak with a LaGrange wrongful death attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
LaGrange Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be on emotional and financial levels. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one, which is why we are here to help you through these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in LaGrange at (888) 579-1790 for more information on what we can do for you.
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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.