Marietta, GA – Man Injured in Pedestrian Accident on S Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA (May 9, 2022) – On Thursday evening, May 5, a man was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident that took place on a highway in Marietta.
The incident, according to Marietta Police officials, took place around 9:45 p.m. on the South Marietta Parkway around the area of Lower Roswell Road. A 20-year-old pedestrian male was walking in the area when he started to cross the street. Suddenly, he was struck by the 20-year-old female driver of a Volkswagen Jetta. The driver was headed southwest in the area of the intersection.
Paramedics and several other local Marietta responders were dispatched to the scene. The young man was seriously injured in the accident and rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Jetta was not hurt but remained at the scene to cooperate with police.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time as police worked to clear the scene. It is not known if any charges will be filed against the driver.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Georgia has seen a large increase in pedestrian accidents over the years. In 2020, in fact, it was reported that approximately 273 people were killed in these horrific accidents and many others sustained serious injuries. In almost all instances of fatal pedestrian accidents, a driver was acting in a negligent manner. Drivers are expected to use precautions in many areas where pedestrians tend to walk. However, this does not always happen and so lives are taken every year as a result of accidents. If you have sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident and you know that someone else is to blame, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing a pedestrian accident on your own can be a difficult thing to do. With the help of a Marietta pedestrian accident attorney, you can get back on your feet knowing that your rights are being protected. Many individuals involved in pedestrian accidents will sustain serious injuries due to the nature of these accidents. These include some of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries or other injuries to the back
- Internal organ damage or bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
Because these injuries tend to be incredibly severe, they can land you in the hospital or keep you from returning to work for an extended period of time. This is why it is important that you speak with a Marietta personal injury lawyer.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys have combined years of experience handling pedestrian accident claims. Our attorneys will make sure that the correct parties are held accountable for the role that they play in your accident. We will help you secure compensation for a wide array of financial damages so that you are able to move forward after a serious pedestrian accident. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Marietta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have 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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