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April 11, 2022

Albany, GA – Derdell Jones Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on W Oglethorpe Blvd 

Albany, GA (April 11, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on Sunday night, April 10, in Albany, 

According to Albany Police Department, the accident happened at 9 p.m. at 400 West Oglethorpe Boulevard. Police confirmed that a Buick LaCrosse was traveling in the area headed west when a pedestrian started to cross the street from the Liberty Gas Station. The Buick forcefully struck the pedestrian because the driver was unable to stop. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as Derdell Jones, was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead there due to his injuries. The driver of the Buick, who remained at the scene, was not hurt. 

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roads in Georgia. Hundreds of lives are lost as a result of fatal pedestrian accidents every single year within the state. In just 2021 alone, it was reported that approximately 182 pedestrians were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to our roads so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you should have the help of an attorney on your side. 

Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn. 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. You should never have to worry about these aspects entirely on your own, as this can be difficult. This is why you should speak with an Albany wrongful death attorney in your time of need. 

Albany Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system in Georgia for the first time. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

You should never have to stand alone after losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Albany at (678) 832-0585 for the help you deserve moving forward. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.