Hephzibah, GA (December 27, 2022) – A man was struck and killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Hephzibah on Wednesday, December 21.
According to Richmond County officials, the accident happened around 2 a.m. at 3600 Deans Bridge Road. Police confirmed that 50-year-old William Bell was walking in the area when he was struck by a passenger vehicle. He was then struck by a second vehicle, which fled the scene of the accident. The second vehicle dragged his body into a parking lot, where it left him until the morning.
Several Hephzibah responders were dispatched to the scene to help the pedestrian. However, he was found the next morning and tragically pronounced deceased due to traumatic injuries.
Police later found the driver responsible for dragging Bell’s body after he was struck. She has since been identified as Jasmane Stephenson. Stephenson has since been charged with felony homicide by vehicle and fleeing the scene of an accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia ranks as one of the worst states for pedestrians in the entire U.S. Hundreds of lives are lost as a result of fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia each year. In fact, in 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia and many others were injured. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a fatal accident. Family members often wonder where they can turn after these losses. If you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one, you should speak with an attorney who has handled these cases in the past.
Losing somebody close to you in an accident can be an impactful time in your life. If you have sustained these losses, you deserve to take time to grieve the loss of your loved one. You should not have to worry about the many bills that may be piling up against you after an accident. Unfortunately, this is the reality that many people face each year in Georgia. Speaking with our Atlanta-area wrongful death laywer is one of the best ways to get back on your feet after losing a loved one in an accident.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you after you and your family have lost someone you love in a pedestrian crash. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling on both emotional and financial levels after an accident. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
You should never have to face a wrongful death claim on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist you.
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