Dallas, GA – Child Struck in Pedestrian Accident on Macland Rd
Dallas, GA (August 13, 2022) – A child was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that took place on a roadway in Dallas on Friday evening, August 12.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on Macland Road. An 11-year-old boy was walking home from a convenience store with his friend when he started to cross the street. The child was struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling in the area, with a driver who did not see him in time.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The child was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment of serious injuries. The child is expected to make a full recovery.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene. Police have said that the driver did not yet receive charges for the accident.
No further details have been released but police continue their investigation into the collision.
Our thoughts go out to the child and their family as they work on their recovery
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. Many pedestrians are seriously injured or even lose their lives each year. In fact, in 2021, a high rate of 348 fatalities was seen in Georgia pedestrian accidents. Children are most susceptible in these accidents due to the fact that they are least likely to pay close attention to the roads around them, so drivers are supposed to always stay watchful. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
It is never easy to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident entirely on your own. Pedestrian accidents tend to lead to some of the most severe injuries. Some of the injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident include the following:
- Neck and back injuries
- Organ damage
These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital for some time, as well as cause them to miss out on time at work. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, speaking with a Dallas personal injury attorney is in your best interests.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those who have been hurt in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelming it can be to face a pedestrian accident on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Having an attorney on your side can be a stressful experience that you may not be prepared to face on your own. Our attorneys will help you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of damages such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Dallas at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have at this time.
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