Columbus, GA (December 23, 2022) – A man was killed in a tragic accident that took place on a highway in Columbus on the morning of Friday, December 23.
According to Columbus Police, the accident happened around 3:17 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-185. Police confirmed that a pedestrian male started to run across the highway due to reasons that are still under investigation. He was struck by multiple vehicles as a result. A police cruiser became involved in a resulting collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Police confirmed that 33-year-old Jack Crabtree, the pedestrian involved in the accident, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to severe trauma. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the accident.
Several northbound lanes of traffic were blocked following the collision until police were able to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it is made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians, with more and more of these accidents happen every year due to the reckless acts of others. Hundreds of people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in Georgia every year. In just 2021, in fact, approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents and many others received serious injuries. The truth is, most pedestrian accidents can be prevented when drivers pay close attention to the roads around them. If you have lost somebody close to you in a fatal collision, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Moving forward after a fatal pedestrian accident is never an easy thing to do. It is normal to feel alone and confused during these difficult times. While you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one in an accident, you should never have to worry about how you will pay the bills that keep piling up against you. It can be stressful to lose somebody you love in an accident on both emotional and financial levels. Speaking with a skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet during these complex times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal pedestrian accidents. We believe that you have every right to hold a party or parties liable for the harm that they have caused you and your loved one in an accident. We will assist you as you work toward compensation for some of the following financial damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
We are here for you when you need our help the most. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 for more information on your available options.
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