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September 26, 2022

Summerville, GA – Update: William Lee Killed in Pedestrian Crash at GA-27 & Dot Johnson Dr

Summerville, GA (September 26, 2022) – Around 7 a.m. on Friday, September 23, a pedestrian was killed in a Summerville intersection accident. The victim has now been identified by police. 

According to Summerville officials, the accident happened at the intersection of GA-27 and Dot Johnson Drive in the early morning hours. Police confirmed that 57-year-old William Lee was walking in the area when he started to cross the street at the intersection. He was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle that allegedly remained at the scene. 

Summerville responders, including fire crews and paramedics, arrived at the scene immediately. Due to the nature of his injuries, he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the collision. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released but the Georgia State Patrol continues its investigation into the accident. 

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 have been on the rise over recent years throughout the state of Georgia. In 2021, fatalities stemming from pedestrian accidents in Georgia was up by about 24%. In that year, approximately 348 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Though drivers are expected to pay close attention to what is happening around them all times so pedestrian accidents can be prevented, these collisions still occur every day. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a pedestrian accident. If you have lost someone close to you during these difficult times, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

The loss of a loved one happens so unexpectedly and leaves families in a difficult position. As you are grieving these immense losses, you may be wondering how you will ever afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. The truth is, you should never have to worry about these stressful aspects on your own. There are many parties who are eligible to bring wrongful death claims after a fatal accident, such as the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and future loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs
  • Funeral and burial costs

You should speak with a dedicated Summerville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after an accident. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a pedestrian accident on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Summerville at (888) 688-1924 to find out 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. 

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.