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March 18, 2022

Cumming, GA – One Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Peachtree Pkwy

Cumming, GA (March 18, 2022) – On Friday morning, March 18, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Cumming, Georgia. 

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 7 a.m. on the Peachtree Parkway near Granite Lane. A Toyota Prius was traveling in the area when the driver suddenly started to make a left turn. The vehicle struck a concrete median that divided the roadway in the area. Witnesses went to assist the driver of the Toyota, when a Dodge Durango traveling in the area struck the Toyota. The driver of the Durango did not see the pedestrians assisting the driver of the Toyota and slammed into them. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One of the pedestrians, identified as 48-year-old John Waldon, was tragically pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. The other pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released but the investigation continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In fact, many pedestrians lose their lives in horrific accidents every year within the state. In just 2019 alone, it was reported that approximately 236 pedestrians were killed and many others were hurt in accidents throughout Georgia. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you and your family can turn. It is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. 

The loss of a loved one can leave you in a challenging position that you are not prepared to face on your own. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to worry about these aspects entirely on your own. Speaking with a Cumming wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected in your dire time of need. 

Cumming Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you. We understand how difficult and overwhelming it can be to face the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering

If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, we are here to help you. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Cumming at (678) 832-0585 for more information on how we can assist 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. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.