Monroe, GA (March 9, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed in a fatal accident that took place at an intersection in Monroe on the afternoon of Thursday, March 9.
According to Monroe Police, the accident happened at 2 p.m. at the intersection of South Broad Street and Vine Street. Police confirmed that a Suzuki motorcyclist was traveling south at a high rate of speed, attempting to outrun the police. The motorcyclist started to look behind them as a pedestrian was crossing the road in front of them. The motorcyclist slammed into the pedestrian, remaining at the scene of the crash afterward.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Monroe responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The motorcyclist was seriously injured in the accident and taken to Piedmont Walton Hospital for treatment.
The intersection was completely blocked in the area for some time after the accident. Motorists in the area were urged to use an alternate route until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads in the state of Georgia. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives every year as a result of preventable pedestrian accidents. In 2021, it was reported that 320 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents throughout Georgia, and many others were seriously injured. Georgia ranks as one of the worst states for pedestrians, which means that more lose their lives than ever before. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you have help from an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. Families often wonder where they can turn after one of these accidents. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Wrongful death claims can be incredibly complex in nature. There are several parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian crash, you should be prepared to speak with a Monroe wrongful death attorney immediately.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we will stand by your side after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian crash. Our firm will help you navigate the legal system in Georgia for the first time, which can be an incredibly difficult matter. If we decide to take your claim, we will ensure that we can help you achieve the compensation that you deserve for an array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Monroe at (888) 688-1924 for more information.
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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