Macon, GA (January 18, 2023) – A teen was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in Macon on Tuesday night, January 17.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened around 9:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 around the area of Sardis Church Road. Police confirmed that a 17-year-old got out of her vehicle and onto the highway, where she was suddenly struck by a Chevrolet Avalanche. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The teen, who has only been identified as a 17-year-old girl, was seriously injured in the accident. She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for some time following the crash. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in the state of Georgia. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives every year in Georgia. In just 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents within the state, and many others were injured. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to the loss of a party in a pedestrian accident. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody that you love in a fatal pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. You may wonder where you can turn during these difficult times. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It can be stressful to deal with the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident entirely on your own. You may have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why it is imperative that you speak with a Macon wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian crash. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling both emotionally and financially after an accident. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling associated with your accident. We can help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Macon 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.
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