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September 4, 2022

Jonesboro, GA – Child Killed in Pedestrian Crash at Southside Commercial Pkwy & Tara Blvd 

Jonesboro, GA (September 4, 2022) – After 2:15 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 4, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Jonesboro. 

According to Clayton County officials, the accident happened on Tara Boulevard around the area of Southside Commercial Parkway. A 7-year-old child was walking in the area and allegedly crossing the street when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle in the area. The driver of the passenger vehicle fled the scene. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. When officers and other responders arrived at the scene, they found that the 7-year-old child was tragically pronounced deceased. Nobody else sustained injuries as a result of the accident. 

The roadway was blocked near the intersection for some time. Police continued to search for the vehicle that struck the child but they did not say if they found them. 

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

We offer our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident, especially when an accident involves children. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in Georgia pedestrian accidents and many others were seriously injured. Drivers are supposed to always be on the lookout for pedestrians on our roads. This is especially true when children are utilizing our roads. If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests. 

Where do you turn after someone you love has been taken from you in a pedestrian accident? Many family members and friends of loved ones wonder what options are available for them after they have lost someone they love. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the loss of a loved one entirely on your own. This is why speaking with a Jonesboro wrongful death attorney is so important if you want results. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal pedestrian accidents. Our attorneys will investigate your accident and build your claim as strongly as possible while providing you with the resources that you need. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages, including the following: 

  • Medical bills of the past and present
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Jonesboro at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for 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.