Atlanta, GA (January 4, 2023) – A child was killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that took place in Atlanta on the evening of Tuesday, January 3.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. at 365 Cleveland Avenue in the area of the Rosel Fann Recreation Center. A 9-year-old boy was allegedly crossing the street in the area when he was struck by a passenger vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without stopping to check on the boy or call responders.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene. The boy was severely injured in the accident and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. While there, he tragically passed away due to his injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in all lanes in the area of the accident for a period of time. This led to delays until the scene was fully cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads, especially ones that involve young children. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable and have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives every year in Georgia pedestrian accidents. In 2021 alone, it was reported that 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents, and many others were severely injured. If you and your family have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder what options you have. Speaking with an attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
Many families wonder where they can turn after a loved one has been taken from them in a pedestrian crash. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You may be feeling stressed and alone during these challenging times, which is completely normal after losing a loved one in an accident. Luckily, you have options moving forward. Speaking with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney can help you when you need it the most.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, especially when you have lost someone close to you. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way when it comes to your claim, helping you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
We are here for you in your time of need. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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