Statesboro, GA (January 11, 2023) – A child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place near an intersection in Statesboro on Wednesday morning, January 11.
According to Bulloch County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Maria Sorrell Road and Stillwater Drive. Police confirmed that a school bus was traveling in the area and yielding to oncoming traffic while the driver was attempting to turn at the intersection. A 12-year-old child was waiting for the bus in his mother’s car and thought that the bus was driving away from him. He got out of the vehicle to start toward the bus but was struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling in the other direction.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 12-year-old boy was severely injured and rushed to East Georgia Medical Center. While there, he was tragically pronounced deceased. Police confirmed that the boy was a student at Williams James Middle School.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an hour or more after the accident, which led to delays.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads, especially those that involve children. Children are more susceptible to being seriously injured or killed in pedestrian accidents due to the fact that they are not always aware of the dangers of the roads around them. In 2021, it is estimated that approximately 322 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia, and many others were injured. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways, leaving you feeling helpless and alone. This is especially true if you and your family have lost someone close to you, including a child. As you are grieving such immense losses, you may wonder how you are ever supposed to pay the many bills that pile up against you. It can be an incredibly stressful time to deal with the aftermath of a fatal accident on your own. This is why you should immediately speak with a Statesboro wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal collision. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling as you deal with a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Statesboro at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help 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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