Augusta, GA (January 10, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life in a fatal accident that took place on a major roadway in Augusta on the night of January 6.
According to Richmond County officials, the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3300 Mike Padgett Highway. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area when she was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not entirely known. The driver of the vehicle allegedly remained at the scene after the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 35-year-old April Harrod, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the collision.
Due to the severity of the crash, a large portion of the road was blocked in the area for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia experiences more pedestrian accidents than many other states in the U.S. year after year. Though many precautions are put in place so that these accidents don’t happen, they continue to take lives and cause serious injuries each year. In just 2021 alone, it was reported that 322 pedestrians lost their lives in fatal accidents throughout Georgia. The truth is, almost all of these accidents can be prevented but continue to happen due to the reckless acts of others. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident in Georgia. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident can be an impactful time in your life and the lives of your family members. It is true that no amount of money can ever make up for these enormous losses. However, it can help you get back on your feet on a financial level. You may have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own after a fatal collision. Speaking with a wrongful death lawyer in the Atlanta area can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the complex legal system.
Because it is difficult to face a wrongful death claim on your own, our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal system in Georgia for the first time. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages, which include the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you during these challenging times.
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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