Athens, GA – Scooter Accident with Injuries at Lumpkin St & Baxter St
Last updated Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Athens, GA (January 27, 2023) – At 11 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, January 26, a scooter accident with injuries occurred at an intersection in Athens.
According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened at the intersection of Lumpkin Street and Baxter Street. Police confirmed that a scooter driver was traveling in the area when they went through the intersection and they were struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not fully known. The driver allegedly remained on scene to cooperate with police.
Athens responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the scooter, who has not yet been identified, was injured in the accident. They were treated at the scene but are expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the accident, the intersection was blocked in the area for some time. This led to delays until police fully cleared the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the party injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Scooter Accidents in Georgia
Scooter collisions are not a common occurrence on our roads in Georgia. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to catastrophic harm, especially if they involve passenger vehicles. The truth is, scooter riders have next to no protection from harm, which makes them susceptible to serious injuries or even losing their lives in an accident. Between 2017 and 2021, it is estimated that over 117,700 people were injured in scooter accidents and handfuls also lost their lives. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents and know that another party is to blame, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Scooter collisions are on the rise throughout Georgia. There are many serious injuries that stem from these accidents, such as the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. On top of this, you may not be able to return to the daily activities that you once enjoyed before your accident. After a collision, you should speak with an Athens personal injury attorney who can help you every step of the way with your claim.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a serious car accident. We understand how difficult it can be to recover following an accident involving a scooter, passenger vehicle, or any other type of vehicle on our roads. You should be prepared to speak with an attorney immediately after you have sought medical attention for your injuries. We will work to make sure that you are well on your way to a full recovery after an accident. Please contact a scooter accident attorney in Athens at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you.
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.
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