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August 23, 2022

Preston, GA – Robert Redding Killed in Pedestrian Crash on GA-280

Preston, GA (August 23, 2022) – On Monday afternoon, August 22, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a highway in Preston. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on GA-280 around the area of mile marker 5 around the area of a small bridge that was closed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. A man identified as 71-year-old Robert Redding was driving in his pickup truck with a trailer attached to it. He drove up a barricade and came to the closed bridge, wondering how he was going to turn his pickup truck around. While he was outside his vehicle, he was struck by a passenger vehicle that was also traveling in the area. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Redding was unconscious at the scene when the driver of the other vehicle attempted CPR. However, he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics arrived. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. This led to delays in the area. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians are known for being the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Georgia. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Pedestrians are likely to be seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia and many others were injured. If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Losing someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn. 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. You should never have to worry about the stressful aftermath of a fatal accident entirely on your own. Speaking with a Preston wrongful death attorney is in your best interests during these challenging times. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after a fatal pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming a fatal pedestrian accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of aspects. These include some of the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We will stand by your side every step of the way as you work toward the compensation you deserve. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Preston at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist 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. 

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.