Covington, GA – Deanna Grimes Killed in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident on GA-36
Last updated Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Covington, GA (February 2, 2023) – On Monday night, January 30, a woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident in Covington. According to Newton County officials, the accident happened on GA-36 around the area of the Bethel Bara Baptist Church. Police confirmed that an adult female and mother of seven children was walking home from the store when she was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle.
Police confirmed that the vehicle, believed to be a Ford, fled the scene of the accident but may have damage to its front end and passenger side. Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Covington responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need.
The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 44-year-old Deanna Grimes, was tragically pronounced dead due to traumatic injuries stemming from the accident. Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the road was blocked in the area for some time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life as a result of this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, on the rise in Georgia and many other states. In 2020, it was reported that a total of 6,516 pedestrian fatalities took place throughout the entire U.S., which was a 4% increase from 2019. Out of these accidents, 21% involved hit-and-run drivers.
The truth is most pedestrian accidents can be prevented when drivers are paying close attention to the roads around them. Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident can be an impactful time in your life. Families are urged to seek legal help soon after a fatal collision. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to endure, especially if you have lost someone you love in an accident.
While you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. It is normal to feel stressed and alone after a fatal pedestrian accident. On top of this, it is normal to have many questions that you cannot answer on your own. Speaking with a Covington wrongful death attorney can help you and your family in many ways at this time.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in Georgia pedestrian accidents. We understand just how difficult it can be to move forward and get fully back on your feet after sustaining the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our attorneys will help you seek compensation for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Covington at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you.
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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