Four teens were struck by automobiles on Richmond County roads in less than a week last month, and two died as a result of their injuries. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are becoming more and more common in Georgia and across the country, especially during the warm spring and summer months when many people choose to enjoy the nice weather by walking or cycling, rather than driving. In 2010 alone, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and another 70,000 pedestrians were injured. If you have been injured in a GA pedestrian accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision, consult our knowledgeable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak today. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the at-fault driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.
Teens Injured, Killed in GA Pedestrian Accidents
On April 13, Timothy Dunn, 15, was riding his bicycle at about 3 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle in the 900 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard, according to Sgt. Monica Belser of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Following the Georgia pedestrian accident, Dunn was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The previous night, at about 12:20 a.m., 14-year-old Zykeith Harris and another teen were involved in a hit-and-run accident in the 1500 block of Gordon Highway. According to police, Harris was pronounced dead at the scene of the pedestrian accident, and the other victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center in serious condition. That same week, 13-year-old Demonta Collins was struck and killed in Richmond County, when he darted into Milledgeville Road while running away from a dog.
Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
These tragic injuries and fatalities resulting from Georgia pedestrian accidents highlight for GA motorists the importance of practicing safe driving techniques and always paying attention to the roadway when behind the wheel. Far too often, pedestrians and cyclists in Georgia and throughout the United States are severely injured or killed in devastating accidents caused by motorists who are driving too fast or are preoccupied by their cell phone or another distracting device. If you have suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, contact our pedestrian accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak for legal help. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of pedestrian accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia.