Macon, GA (December 29, 2022) – Around 9:30 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, December 28, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Macon.
According to Bibb County officials, the accident happened on Emery Highway. Police confirmed that a male pedestrian was walking in the area when he started to cross the street and was struck by a Chevy pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 44-year-old man, allegedly remained at the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 71-year-old Larry Blash, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. Police did not say if the driver of the pickup truck will be facing any charges for the accident.
No further details have been released, but police continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life has been taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads in Georgia, causing trauma to victims in the blink of an eye. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In 2021, it was reported that 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal Georgia pedestrian accidents, and many others were injured. If you have lost somebody that you care about in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past.
Moving forward after losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident is never an easy thing to endure. Many families wonder what legal options they have during these difficult times. As you are grieving such immense losses, you may be concerned about how you are going to afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. It can be stressful to deal with the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. This is why families are urged to speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney in Atlanta that they can trust.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet after you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face a fatal accident and offer our help to you every step of the way. It is normal to feel overwhelmed during these devastating times. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
We are here for you when you need our assistance the most. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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.
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