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Child Dies, Grandmother Injured in DeKalb Pedestrian Accident


Posted on Nov 28, 2011

A three-year-old girl is dead and her grandmother injured after a DeKalb County pedestrian accident.

The Atlanta pedestrian accident occurred right before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, near the intersection of Covington Highway at Paul Edwin Drive. Wendy Thrower was crossing the street with her granddaughter, Kelseyana Thrower. The pair had gone to the grocery store and were returning home to make dinner. Kelseyana was riding on the back of her grandmother’s motorized wheelchair. They were struck by a minivan and a Jeep Cherokee. The drivers could not see the victim, as it was dark and she had no reflectors on her chair. No charges will be filed.

Three-year-old Kelseyana sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. Ms. Thrower was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. She is expected to recover.

The Atlanta pedestrian injury attorneys at the Law offices of Shane Smith would like to offer our condolences to Telisa Thrower, Kelseyana’s mother. It is always difficult to lose a child.

In 2009, 4,092 Americans died in pedestrian accidents; 93 of the victims were under age five.

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia