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Gainesville pedestrian struck outside post office

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

A Gainesville, Georgia woman was struck by a car while trying to cross a busy street. She was hospitalized with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Carol Chester, 67, was crossing the northbound land of Green Street shortly after 10am on Friday, February 19. She was hit by a 2001 Buick Park Avenue. The car was being driven by Marion Steele, also of Gainesville.
Ms. Steele was exiting the post office parking lot. She was watching for traffic on the left and did not see the pedestrian.
Ms. Chester was not crossing in a designated cross walk. After the accident, she was taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. She is listed in fair condition.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith wish the victim a quick recovery.
Pedestrian accidents are common in the Atlanta area. Atlanta has been recognized as one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the United States. It is important that drivers watch for pedestrians when exiting parking lots.
Have you been injured in or lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident? You have rights. Contact attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to learn more.

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