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April 27, 2022

Albany, GA – Samuel Young Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on E Oglethorpe Blvd

Albany, GA (April 27, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident involving a hit-and-run vehicle in Albany on Tuesday night, April 26. 

According to Albany Police, the accident happened at 9 p.m. at 1700 East Oglethorpe Boulevard. A pedestrian was crossing the street in a crosswalk when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle that was headed through the area. The driver of the passenger vehicle initially fled the scene without stopping. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as 72-year-old Samuel Young, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle that struck him was later found by police. The driver has since been identified as Willie Jackson, who was charged with first-degree homicide, DUI, and failing to report an accident. 

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time following the collision. 

No further details have been released regarding the accident. Police will update with more information as the investigation 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 the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Pedestrians are likely to become seriously injured or even lose their lives altogether in an accident. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 273 pedestrians were killed in accidents and many others were injured throughout the state of Georgia. It is never easy to lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another party. If you have sustained these losses, you should have the help of an attorney on your side. 

Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal pedestrian accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you and your family will likely be left with a variety of questions that you cannot answer on your own. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is crucial that you seek the help of an Albany wrongful death attorney who can handle your claim from start to finish. 

Albany Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident can take you by surprise, which is why our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here to help you. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be and offer our help and resources along the way. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

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

If you have lost someone you love in an accident, you should never have to face a claim on your own. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Albany at (888) 688-1924 for more information. 

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.