Posted on Jun 20, 2013

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, a woman who was walking to work was critically injured in a Forsyth County pedestrian accident and was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment. Sadly, she died of her injuries three days later. 

According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Lelia Arroyo, of Park Place in Cumming, was hit by a minivan around 4 a.m. at the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Bethelview Road. Deputy Courtney Spriggs said that Arroyo was walking to work at a nearby McDonald’s fast food restaurant when the tragic accident occurred.

When the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and emergency crews arrived on scene, they found Arroyo in serious condition and rushed her by ambulance to North Fulton Hospital. Sadly, she died on Friday afternoon at North Fulton Hospital because of the injuries she sustained in this accident. 

The driver of the minivan did not report any injuries following the crash, and the Dodge Caravan driver remained at the accident scene and cooperated with police. The sheriff’s office has not filed any charges against the driver at this time. However, an investigation into this fatal pedestrian accident is continuing. 

The Georgia accident attorneys at Shane Smith Law extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lelia Arroyo during this very difficult time. 

Additionally, we remind pedestrians to wear bright colors and reflectors when walking during dusk, dawn, or when it is dark outside. Also, spring and summer are times when pedestrian accidents increase, and we remind all Georgia motorists to drive carefully and look out for pedestrians.

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