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August 26, 2022

Winder, GA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at GA-211 & Huntington Trace

Winder, GA (August 26, 2022) – Around 7:45 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, August 21, a fatal pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Winder. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at the intersection of GA-211 and Huntington Trace. Police confirmed that a 52-year-old male pedestrian was walking on the right shoulder of the roadway when he was struck by a passenger vehicle. The vehicle, identified by witnesses as a silver Nissan Altima, fled the scene of the accident without stopping. The driver left vehicle parts scattered all over the roadway. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the accident. 

Police eventually caught up with the suspect involved in the accident. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Demetric Jones, was charged with hit-and-run and fleeing the scene of an accident that involved a death. 

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim during these difficult times. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia

Pedestrians expect that they will always have protections from harm on our roads but accidents continue to involve these parties every year. Many individuals do not know that a pedestrian accident almost always leads to long-term consequences that they are not prepared for. Hundreds of victims lose their lives in pedestrian accidents every year in Georgia. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 322 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents. If you have lost someone you love in a Georgia pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Following a fatal collision, many families wonder where they can turn. It is important that families take immediate action to protect their legal rights, which is why speaking with an attorney is necessary. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should not have to worry about the stressful aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own. This is why you should have the help of a Winder wrongful death attorney on your side. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident. Our team will go the extra mile to ensure that your rights are being protected during the most devastating time in your life. We will hold a party or parties accountable for their actions. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following: 

  • Medical bills 
  • Lost income and future loss of earnings
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Winder 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.