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Dangerous Metro Areas for Georgia Pedestrian Accidents


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3/12/2013
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Metropolitan areas have been known to be a dangerous place for pedestrians; however, pedestrians still have rights to share the road with motor vehicles. Sadly, many motorists don’t feel the same way or don’t remember to look out for pedestrians, causing Georgia pedestrian accidents—many of which have been hit-and-run accidents.

A recent trend in Georgia hit-and-run pedestrian accidents in metro areas has included:

  • A fatal southwest Atlanta pedestrian accident. This crash occurred early on the morning of February 19, 2013, at the crosswalk at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Bakers Ferry Road. An SUV hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk and fled the scene. Sadly, the female pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and died.
  • A serious Athens pedestrian accident. This accident took place at 3:00 a.m. on February 16, 2013, on Oak Street. A driver left the roadway, jumped a curb, struck a female pedestrian in the grass area, and took off. Sadly, the pedestrian was put in a coma and suffered serious head trauma; she is still recovering.

These recent Georgia pedestrian accidents should remind drivers to watch for pedestrians when behind the wheel, avoid speeding, drive responsibly, follow traffic lights, obey road rules, and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. While these recent hit-and-run pedestrian accidents were not the fault of either pedestrian, it does remind pedestrians to be alert and to wear bright colored clothing when walking during dusk, dawn, or overnight.

If you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident, or if your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a complimentary consultation with a Peachtree pedestrian injury lawyer today.



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