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August 17, 2022

Vidalia, GA – Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash with Injuries on Montgomery St 

Vidalia, GA (August 17, 2022) – Around 11 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, a hit-and-run bicycle accident took place in Vidalia that led to injuries. 

According to the Vidalia Police Department, the accident happened at 700 Montgomery Street. When police arrived at the scene, they found that a man was traveling west on his bicycle on Lee Street onto Montgomery. He was suddenly struck from behind by a passenger vehicle. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene without stopping. 

Several local responders, including Vidalia fire crews and paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The victim, who has since been identified as a 59-year-old man, sustained a head injury and was rushed to Memorial Health University Medical Center by medical helicopter. Nobody else was hurt in the accident. 

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

Police did not say if they found the driver responsible for the accident as yet. Their investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

We offer our warmest thoughts to the bicyclist who is recovering from injuries caused by this accident. 

Bicycle Accidents in Georgia

Bicycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that bicyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident with any type of vehicle. In 2019, it was reported that bicyclists and pedestrians represented approximately 17% of all motor vehicle accidents that led to fatalities in Georgia. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a bicycle accident, especially if you have sustained serious injuries. This is why speaking with a legal advocate is in your best interests.

Facing the aftermath of a Georgia bicycle accident is never an easy thing to do, which is why you should speak with a Vidalia bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Having an attorney on your side can be especially beneficial if you have sustained serious injuries in your accident. These include some of the following: 

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Fractures

These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time at work. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, speaking with a Vidalia personal injury lawyer is in your best interests. 

At Monge & Associates, our attorneys have diligently assisted those injured in bicycle accidents over the years. We are here for you every step of the way during one of the most difficult times in your life. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you greatly lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling associated with your accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in Vidalia at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can help you during these complex times. 

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.