Scott Monge Examines Recent Fatal Accidents in Georgia Involving Pedestrians
According to statistics from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 130 pedestrian fatalities across the state in 2011. While this represents a drop compared to previous years—it has been as high as 183 fatalities per year—the statistics are still cause for concern among state officials. In addition, many more pedestrians survive serious accidents but suffer injuries.
If you or a family member has been involved in an accident and you are dealing with the emotional, physical and financial aftermath, you do not have to struggle alone. At Monge & Associates, we are committed to helping people who have been injured in accidents claim compensation from the negligent parties. If you are looking for an Atlanta personal-injury attorney to represent you ethically and aggressively, give Scott Monge of Monge & Associates a call at (800) 860-8021.
Pedestrian Accident Leaves Woman Injured
Magic Valley reports that a pedestrian suffered injuries when a car hit her on Thursday morning. Emergency responders transported the woman to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. When paramedics arrived, they noticed the victim was stable and breathing, but had a possible leg injury.
According to police, a Buick was driving south on the outside lane of Blue Lakes Boulevard when the victim crossed from the east side of the road. The passenger mirror of the vehicle struck her. The driver remained at the scene and received a citation for not carrying proof of insurance.
Following the investigation, officials once again expressed concern that pedestrians are not being vigilant on state roads. At the same time, police have urged pedestrians to wear brightly colored clothes and only to cross at demarcated pedestrian crossings.
Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Three Girls While Trick-or-Treating
News Advance reports that a hit-and-run driver struck and killed three teenage girls on Friday night. The girls were reportedly out trick-or-treating for Halloween. According to officials, they were at a crosswalk near an elementary school when an SUV hit them.
Paramedics declared two of the girls dead on the scene, and a third died as emergency workers prepared to transport her to the hospital. The victims ranged in ages between 13 and 15.
The driver of the SUV failed to stop at the scene. Investigators discovered the vehicle abandoned nearby, and police are currently searching for two suspects who were in the vehicle at the time.
The accident sparked a massive community outreach response. Local chaplains and volunteers are counseling those who witnessed the incident.
Pedestrian accidents can leave a lasting impact on victims and their families. Unlike motorists, there is very little to protect a pedestrian from serious harm. If you have been hit by a car, truck or motorcycle, call Scott Monge at (800) 860-8021. At Monge & Associates, we protect the rights of accident victims, and we are the highest rated Atlanta personal-injury lawyers. Contact us today to get started.