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March 15, 2022

Fairburn, GA – Man Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Jonesboro Rd

Fairburn, GA (March 15, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that took place around 9 p.m. in Fairburn on Sunday night, March 13. 

According to local officials, the accident happened on Jonesboro Road around the area of Bethsaida Road. A man was walking along the road when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. The driver immediately fled the scene without stopping. From there, the pedestrian was struck by several more vehicles in the area that is described as having ‘busy’ traffic. Police confirmed that the last vehicle to strike the pedestrian stopped, as the man became wedged underneath the vehicle. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help. The pedestrian, who has only since been identified as an adult male, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe trauma. Nobody else was hurt due to the accident. 

The roadway was blocked for several hours following the collision as police worked to clear the scene. 

Police are still searching for the initial driver who did not stop after striking the victim. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are the most at-risk individuals on Georgia roads, especially in areas where traffic is busiest. In the blink of an eye, a pedestrian could be struck by a passenger vehicle driven by a negligent driver. Hundreds of victims lose their lives in pedestrian accidents every year in Georgia. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 273 pedestrians were killed in these accidents within the state. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is never easy. If you have sustained these losses, you and your family should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. If you and your family have lost someone close to you, a Fairburn pedestrian accident lawyer can help you move forward during these difficult times. 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 on your own after you have sustained the loss of a loved one. Speaking with a Fairburn wrongful death attorney can help you and your family greatly during these complex times. 

Fairburn Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you and your family get back on your feet after the sudden loss of a loved one in an accident. We believe that you have many rights and options under Georgia accident law. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

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

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, we will stand by your side. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Fairburn at (678) 832-0585 for more information on your legal options. 

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.