Scott Monge Examines Two Dramatic Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrian accidents are major problems in the United States. The study shows that approximately 4,700 pedestrians die in traffic accidents each year, and more than 76,000 suffer injuries during the same period. Essentially, this translates into a pedestrian death every two hours and an injury every seven minutes on U.S. roads.
The same research suggests that the elderly and children are most at risk of being victims of pedestrian accidents. As well, impaired drivers cause approximately 50 percent of these accidents.
It is clear that pedestrian safety is a major concern in the United States. If you or someone from your family has been injured in an accident, Monge & Associates can assist. Scott Monge of Monge & Associates is an established and respected Atlanta personal-injury lawyer, and his team has defended the rights of thousands of accident victims in Georgia. To find out more or to organize an appointment with an expert personal-injury attorney, call us today at (800) 860-8021.
Train Hits and Kills Pedestrian
The Daily Tribune reports that police are trying to identify the body of a man who was hit and killed by a train. According to the local county Sheriff’s office, the accident happened after midnight on a section of railroad tracks that run beneath Cassville Road.
According to officials, the body of the deceased was unidentifiable owing to the extent of the injuries caused by the accident. Investigators were able to describe the victim is a black male in his mid to late 20s, and they have asked the public for assistance in possibly identifying him. Police also intend to use fingerprints to gain some form of identification as no one matching his description has been reported missing in the area.
Police believe the man died on impact and was not already dead when the train struck him.
Bus Strikes Woman, Leaving Her in Critical Condition
Examiner reports that a woman is in a critical condition after a MARTA bus in Southwest Atlanta hit her. Police believe the woman was jaywalking when the collision happened. Emergency services responded to a call at around 9 p.m., and they transported the victim to Grady Memorial Hospital. Officials described her condition as critical at the time of her arrival.
According to eye witnesses, the woman crossed in front of the bus, which had the green light. The woman had headphones on and failed to notice the vehicle, and the bus struck her head-on. There were five passengers on the bus at the time; however, officials have not reported additional injuries.If you are looking for an Atlanta personal-injury lawyer to help you recover compensation after a pedestrian accident, call Monge & Associates today. Scott Monge is the highest rated personal-injury attorney in Atlanta, and he will work to eliminate the cost and stress associated with becoming injured or disabled. Call us at (800) 860-8021 to schedule a consultation.