Atlanta, GA – Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Accident in NB Lanes of I-285


Atlanta, GA (January 6, 2023) – Around 2 a.m. on the morning of Friday, January 6, a pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident in Atlanta. 

According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of the Indian Creek MARTA station. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in the area when they were struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. The driver of the passenger remained at the scene. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those with injuries. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time. All lanes were closed around the area of Memorial Drive until the scene was cleared. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. 

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives in fatal accidents every year in Georgia. In just 2021, it was reported that a total of 322 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents and many others were seriously injured. Losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian crash can affect your life in many ways. If you have lost someone in a pedestrian accident, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways, leaving you to feel alone and confused. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one in an accident, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You may be feeling stressed and confused after you have lost someone you love in an accident. You may also be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. Speaking with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected in your time of need. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident on both emotional and financial levels. We also know that you could be feeling stressed and alone, which is totally normal after a fatal accident. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

You should never have to face the aftermath of a fatal collision on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for 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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