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November 21, 2022

Athens, GA – Pedestrian Injured in Accident at Lumpkin St & Baldwin St 

Athens, GA (November 21, 2022) – A pedestrian was injured in an accident that took place at an intersection in Athens on the night of Thursday, November 17. 

According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of Lumpkin Street and Baldwin Street. A pedestrian was walking in the area when they were allegedly struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling through the intersection. The involved vehicle stayed at the scene after striking the pedestrian. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was injured in the accident. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment, though their current condition is not yet known. 

The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic at the intersection for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident remains ongoing. Police will update with more information as it is available. 

Our thoughts are with the pedestrian who has been hurt in this accident with hopes of a full recovery. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

With our roads becoming more and more congested, pedestrians have higher risks on our roadways. Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, as they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Georgia actually ranks 4th in the country when it comes to states with the most fatal pedestrian accidents. The truth is, many of these collisions can be prevented but continue to occur due to the recklessness of others. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, you should speak with a skilled attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a confusing time in your life. As you are left to pick up the pieces of your physical recovery, you may wonder how you will also move forward on a financial level. Especially when it is not your responsibility, you want to make sure that the party who caused your accident is paying for the harm that they have caused you. You may be left with an array of questions that you are unable to answer on your own. This is why you should speak with an Athens personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you can get back on your feet. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you as you navigate the complex Georgia legal system for the first time. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a pedestrian accident and offer our help and resources when you need them the most. We strongly advise you to speak with us as soon as possible after your accident so that you can get started on your claim immediately. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Athens at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you at this time. 

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.