Decatur, GA (February 2, 2023) – Around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, a child was injured in a pedestrian accident involving a school bus in Decatur. According to DeKalb Police Department officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Brown Drive and Brookside Parkway. Police confirmed that a young boy was running after his bus in the area of the intersection in the early morning hours of the day. He suddenly slipped and fell.
The driver of the bus claimed that they did not see him in time and ran over his leg as a result. Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Decatur responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The young boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
He was since listed in stable condition. The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time, which led to delays. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the child injured in this accident with the hope of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Though pedestrian accidents are not the most common types of accidents on our roads, they are known for being some of the most catastrophic in nature. Children are the most susceptible to these accidents because they are not likely to understand all the rules of the road like adults do.
Hundreds of people are killed in fatal pedestrian accidents every year in Georgia, while thousands more are seriously injured. In just 2021, it was reported that 348 people were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents, and many others were injured. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney immediately.
Being hurt in any type of accident can have a huge and lasting impact on your life. However, pedestrian accidents tend to lead to some of the most severe injuries due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident. Some of the most severe pedestrian accident injuries that occur every year include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries can be incredibly severe at times, impacting every aspect of your life. This is why you should speak with a dedicated Decatur personal injury lawyer soon after your accident. At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you and your family after a pedestrian accident in Georgia that has affected your life in many ways.
We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be on both physical and financial levels. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system after an accident, no matter the circumstances leading up to it. Our attorneys are here for you when you need them the most.
Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Decatur 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.
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.