Atlanta, GA (January 20, 2023) – One person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on an Atlanta highway on Thursday night, January 19.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened around 11 p.m. on the Downtown Connector near the area of the John Lewis Freedom Parkway. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was crossing the highway in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained on scene.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
All lanes of the highway were blocked in the area of the accident overnight as police worked to clear the scene. This led to delays in the area.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost their life in this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Georgia pedestrian accidents are actually up nearly 24% from 2021. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia every year. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents throughout Georgia. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Many families wonder where they are supposed to turn after someone they love has been taken from them prematurely in an accident. It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life was taken in an accident. However, it can help you move forward on a financial level. As you are grieving your losses, you may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer. This is why it is imperative that you speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Atlanta during these complex times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in accidents. We understand how overwhelming a fatal pedestrian accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
These damages can help you and your family get back on your feet. You have many options and should never have to face the aftermath of a fatal accident entirely on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you in your dire time of need.
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