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May 10, 2022

Macon, GA – Larry Simmons Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Mercer University Dr

Macon, GA (May 10, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place near a Macon intersection on Monday night, May 9. 

According to Bibb County officials, the accident happened around 11 p.m. at the intersection of Mercer University Drive and Burton Avenue. When officials arrived at the scene, they found that a 65-year-old man was walking in the area when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. It is not known if the driver remained at the scene of the crash. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as Larry Simmons, was traumatically injured in the crash. He was rushed to a local hospital but was tragically pronounced dead while there. 

A large portion of the road was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time. 

Macon Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. 

We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Larry Simmons during this difficult time. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are the most at-risk parties who share our roads in Georgia. All it takes to cause a severe accident involving one of these vulnerable parties is a driver who became too distracted. Though drivers of vehicles are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that these accidents can be prevented, pedestrians still lose their lives every year in accidents. In just 2020, in fact, approximately 273 pedestrians were killed in Georgia accidents due to reckless reasons. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a preventable pedestrian accident, you and your family may be feeling lost and alone. It is important that you speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past. 

Pedestrian accident claims can be entirely complex. In many of these cases, you will see a driver who wants to put all the blame on the pedestrian and say that they were acting in a negligent fashion at the time of the accident. Unfortunately, the insurance company will also do whatever is in their best interests so that they do not need to pay out on a claim. Being prepared during one of these complex claims can be incredibly beneficial. This is why speaking with a Macon wrongful death attorney is vital as you and your family move forward. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a serious pedestrian crash. An attorney will be able to help you seek the legal assistance you deserve during these challenging times. You should never let an insurance company take advantage of your family when you are trying to get back on your feet after a fatal collision. With the help of an attorney, you may find that you are eligible for a wide array of aspects. These include the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium and companionship

If you have lost someone close to you, we are here for you in the midst of a wrongful death. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Macon at (888) 688-1924 for more information on what options you have. 

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.