Atlanta, GA – Woman Killed and Child Injured in Pedestrian Accident on I-675
Atlanta, GA (July 8, 2022) – Around 10:30 p.m. on the night of Thursday, July 7, a woman was killed and a child was injured in an Atlanta pedestrian accident.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-675 around the area of Anvil Block Road. Police discovered that there was a disabled passenger vehicle on the right shoulder of the highway. A female driver got out of the vehicle and was standing next to it when she was suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer. Witnesses said that the truck driver was swerving in and out of lanes before the victim was struck. The truck then jackknifed across all lanes.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The female pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Her child was rushed to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for some time. Police arrested the driver of the tractor-trailer on charges of vehicular homicide and failing to maintain his lane.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We also offer our sympathies to the child involved in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents that take place in Georgia every year. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident with any type of vehicle. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in fatal accidents every year in the state of Georgia. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents throughout Georgia. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident can affect you and your family in many ways. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should not have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal accident on your own, as these claims are incredibly complex in nature. If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here for you after you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal accident on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you.
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