Decatur, GA (March 20, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a roadway in Decatur on the night of Friday, March 17.
According to DeKalb County Police, the accident happened around 9:15 p.m. at 3900 Memorial Drive around the area of Belvedere Park. An adult male pedestrian was walking in the area when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. Police later discovered that the man just started to cross the street when he was struck. The driver fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has only been identified as a 69-year-old male, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for some time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was fully cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents that occur on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving a passenger vehicle. In 2021, statistics showed that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents, and many others were severely injured in the state of Georgia. It is never easy for you and your family to face the reality that a loved one has been taken from you in a fatal collision. If you have sustained these enormous losses, you should know that you have options moving forward.
The loss of a loved one in a fatal pedestrian crash can affect your life on both emotional and financial levels. It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a fatal accident. However, it can help you move forward on a financial level during these challenging times. Facing a wrongful death claim can be a complex ordeal. This is why you should speak with a skilled wrongful death lawyer in Atlanta as soon as possible after a fatal collision.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after you and your family have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a fatal collision. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. These include some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
It is never easy to deal with the loss of somebody that you love in a pedestrian accident. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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