Savannah, GA (February 7, 2023) – Around 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, February 6, a man was injured in a serious pedestrian accident. He has since been identified by police.
According to Savannah Police Department officials, the accident happened on Broughton Street around the area of Barnard Street. Police confirmed that a construction worker was walking in the area when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle in the area. The driver remained at the scene following the accident.
Savannah paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to the scene to help those with injuries. The construction worker, who has since been identified as 30-year-old Aguilar Lopez, sustained injuries in the accident. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment of these serious injuries but is expected to recover. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for some time following the accident.
No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
According to recent research, Georgia ranks as one of the worst states when it comes to safety for pedestrians. Pedestrians are supposed to be offered certain protections on our roads, but these accidents still happen all the time in Georgia. In just 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in the state of Georgia. On top of this, these accidents land thousands of people in the hospital every year. If you or someone you know has been injured in a serious pedestrian crash, you should speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
Being involved in a car crash can turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. If you have sustained injuries as a pedestrian, it is crucial that you seek the immediate help of an attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past. Following a car accident, the most important thing that you can do is receive medical attention for your injuries. After this, it is important that you speak with a skilled Atlanta-area personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you protect your rights after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. Insurance companies are well aware that you need money to get back on your feet after a pedestrian accident. However, they still do everything they can to deny claims or offer you much less than you deserve. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
You deserve support after you have sustained injuries in an accident and choose to move forward with a claim. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for 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.
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