Pooler, GA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash Involving DUI Driver on I-95
Last updated Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Pooler, GA (February 22, 2023) – On Tuesday afternoon, February 21, a pedestrian was killed in a fatal accident that took place on a Pooler highway.
According to Pooler Police, the accident happened in the afternoon hours on I-95. There was a previous accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer in the area and traffic was stopped. A driver in a passenger vehicle used the emergency lane to pass the traffic when he suddenly collided with a pedestrian.
Several local Pooler 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 due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else sustained injuries as a result of the collision.
A large portion of the road was blocked due to both accidents. The driver of the passenger vehicle that hit the pedestrian, identified as Nathan Whitten, was arrested for his role in the collision. He has since been charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, reckless driving, improper passing, and more.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision at this time.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was lost in this horrific accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
We tend to forget that not everybody who shares our roads is inside some type of passenger vehicle. Sometimes, those on our roads are traveling by foot – which means that an accident can severely impact their life. Georgia has seen a huge increase in fatal pedestrian accidents over the years. In 2021, in fact, it was reported that 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal Georgia accidents and many others sustained severe injuries. At any moment, a life could be turned upside-down due to a pedestrian crash. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can happen unexpectedly, affecting every aspect of your life. It is true that no amount of money can bring back someone you love whose life was taken prematurely in a fatal accident. However, it can help you move forward financially as you are grieving the unexpected loss of a loved one. Facing a wrongful death claim can be an incredibly complex and difficult matter. This is why you and your family should seek the immediate help of a Pooler wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents and wrongful death claims alike can be challenging to handle, as many laws come into play. This is why you should always have the help of an experienced attorney on your side who has handled these types of cases in the past. We will help you seek the compensation that is needed to help you get back on your feet. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pooler at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do to 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 incorrect information, 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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