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May 13, 2022

Decatur, GA – Three Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-20

Decatur, GA (May 13, 2022) – On Thursday morning, May 12, three people were killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a highway in Decatur. 

According to local authorities, the accident happened around 2:44 a.m. on I-20 in the area of Candler Road. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling in the eastbound lanes when their vehicle started to sustain mechanical problems. The vehicle stalled in the road and the passengers got out and started to push the vehicle. A vehicle that was traveling in the area struck the pedestrians and the car. A third vehicle then somehow became involved in the accident. The involved vehicles were badly damaged and all drivers remained at the scene; 

Several local responders, including fire crews and paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The three pedestrians who were pushing the vehicle sustained traumatic injuries. All three were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries. 

Due to the severity of the accident, all eastbound lanes were shut down entirely for several hours. Police urged those in the area to use Covington Highway as an alternate route until the scene was cleared. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

At this time, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Waking is known for being the most effective type of transportation. It can be a great way to get exercise but there are also many risks that come with being a pedestrian. Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in an accident involving any type of vehicle. Hundreds of lives are lost every year in Georgia due to these horrific accidents. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident that is not their fault, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. 

Nobody is ever fully prepared to find out that a loved one has been taken from them prematurely in a pedestrian accident. If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you can turn. Grieving the loss of a loved one is never easy to do when you have the stress of your loved one’s bills looming in the background. Luckily, there are many options available for you and your family during these difficult times. This is why seeking the help of a Decatur wrongful death attorney is crucial. 

At Monge & Associates, our skilled and resourceful attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet if you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. We do not want you to feel stressed or pressured after an accident and want you to take all the time you need to heal from your losses. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical bills your loved one sustained before their passing
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

We are here for you when you need us the most. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help you at this time. 

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.