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August 30, 2022

Harlem, GA – Rafael Vega Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Appling Harlem Hwy 

Harlem, GA (August 30, 2022) – Around 6:47 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, August 30, a man was injured in a Harlem pedestrian accident. 

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office officials responded to the scene of the accident, which took place on Appling Harlem Highway at the entrance to the Harlem Middle School. Police confirmed that a crossing guard was outside the school, identified as Rafael Vega. Vega was suddenly struck by the driver of a Jeep Patriot who then stopped at the scene. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Vega sustained injuries to his legs, one of his ankles, and his head. He was conscious following the accident but transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes following the accident. Police confirmed that the unidentified driver was cited for failing to obey an individual directing traffic. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues at this time. 

Our thoughts go out to the pedestrian who has been hurt as a result of this accident. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Georgia every year. In fact, statistics have shown us that, over the years, Georgia has become one of the most dangerous states for walking pedestrians. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in pedestrian accidents within the state each year. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 322 pedestrians were killed in Georgia accidents. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, you should speak with an attorney immediately. 

Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can leave you feeling helpless and alone. If you have sustained harm in one of these accidents, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests. An attorney can play an enormous role in every aspect of your claim, especially if you have sustained serious injuries. The injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident include the following: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Burns

These injuries can impact your everyday life in many ways, leaving you to feel alone and confused. This is why you should speak with a Harlem personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to assist you every step of the way after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a pedestrian accident on both physical and financial levels. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to help you come to terms with your accident so that you can move forward during these difficult times. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Harlem at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help 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.