Flowery Branch, GA (March 20, 2023) – A man from North Carolina was injured in a pedestrian accident that took place in Flowery Branch on Friday evening, March 17.
According to Flowery Branch officials, the accident happened at 6 p.m. on Spout Springs Road. Police confirmed that a North Carolina man was walking across the street in a crosswalk when he was suddenly struck by a driver in a passenger vehicle. The driver stopped and remained at the scene following the accident.
Paramedics and several other local responders were called to the scene. The pedestrian, identified as James Powers, was rushed to a local hospital after he told paramedics that he was experiencing lower back pain. He is expected to be okay.
The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as John Hickey, was not hurt in the accident. He was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. This led to delays until the scene was fully cleared.
No further details have been released, but police continue their investigation into the accident at this time.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the pedestrian who was hurt in this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia has seen a huge increase in pedestrian accidents over recent years. Georgia actually ranks 4th in the country for pedestrian-related fatalities. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia, and many others were seriously injured. Pedestrians have virtually no protection from harm in the event of an accident, which means that they are likely to become seriously injured or killed in the blink of an eye following a collision with any type of vehicle. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian-related crash, speaking with an attorney can help you get back on your feet.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a challenging thing to face on your own. This is especially true if you have sustained serious or life-threatening injuries, such as any of the following in your accident:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
The injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident can affect every aspect of your life. You may have to spend time in the hospital recovering, as well as time away from your workplace until you heal. Speaking with a skilled Atlanta, GA personal injury lawyer can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have been seriously injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a pedestrian crash. We will help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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