Thomasville, GA (March 16, 2023) – A man was killed in a pedestrian accident involving a driver at a Thomasville Walmart who slammed through the front of a Walmart.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on Wednesday morning at the local Walmart on US-19. Police confirmed that a driver was speeding in the area when his gray Toyota Camry slammed through the front of the store entrance. The driver of the vehicle struck multiple people with his vehicle. He then got out of the vehicle and tried to flee the scene but was stopped by those inside the store.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One of the involved pedestrians, who has been identified as Kenneth Kennedy, was tragically pronounced dead due to traumatic injuries sustained by the collision. One other pedestrian sustained injuries. The driver of the Toyota, identified as 18-year-old Khalil Amarion Pugh, was not hurt.
Police confirmed that Pugh was taken into custody for questioning and was since arrested, along with his passenger. Pugh is now facing charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and driving without a license.
The store was closed all day on Wednesday following the incident.
No further details have been released, but police continue their investigation into the accident.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this accident. We also hope that the injured victim receives a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roads in Georgia, which means that they are likely to sustain the most extensive harm in an accident. Many victims, unfortunately, lose their lives each year in pedestrian accidents due to negligent drivers. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 348 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Georgia, and many others were injured. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash, you have options. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Many families wonder how they will move forward after a fatal pedestrian collision. As you are left with these losses, it can be difficult to piece together exactly what happened or how you will move forward. You may be feeling stressed and alone as you are grieving. It should not be your concern how you will face the financial damages that pile up against you. Speaking with a skilled Thomasville wrongful death attorney is in your best interests at this time.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian crash. We understand how devastating these losses can be for you. We want to help you gain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
You should not have to face a wrongful death claim on your own, as these cases are entirely complex. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Thomasville at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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