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October 24, 2022

Oxford, GA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Hwy 81 & Hightower Trl 

Oxford, GA (October 24, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed in a fatal collision that took place at an intersection in Oxford on Thursday night, October 20. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 81 and Hightower Trail. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area when they allegedly started to cross the street at the intersection. They were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling in the area. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Oxford responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was hurt in the accident. 

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for several hours after the accident. Police worked to clear the scene so traffic could return to normal. 

No further details have been released at this time. Police will update with more information as their investigation continues. 

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Every year, pedestrian accidents tend to increase on our roads in the state of Georgia. The truth is, these accidents can typically be prevented but continue to happen when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. Hundreds of pedestrians actually lose their lives in Georgia accidents every year. In 2021, it was reported that 322 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents and many also sustained injuries. Having your life turned upside-down in a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to face. This is especially true if you have lost somebody close to you in one of these collisions. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a dedicated attorney that you can trust. 

Where do you turn if you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian collision? As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you will likely be left wondering how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. These are stressful aspects that you should never have to deal with entirely on your own. You may have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer after a fatal pedestrian accident. Speaking with an Oxford wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after you have sustained these immense losses. Losing a loved one can leave you feeling helpless and alone, which is normal. Speaking with an attorney can help you lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling after a fatal collision. We will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Oxford at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help 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.

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.