For the second time in one week, a student at the University of Georgia was struck by a passing vehicle while crossing the crosswalk spanning Baldwin Street in Athens, Georgia on August 20. The pedestrian accident took place as the victim, a senior accounting major at UGA, was using the crosswalk in front of Joseph E. Brown Hall, and the student appeared to suffer a leg injury in the collision with the motor vehicle. If you have suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident in Georgia, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal crosswalk accident, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the person found at fault in the accident, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.
Pedestrian Accident Injures UGA Student
According to bystanders who witnessed the Georgia pedestrian accident, the victim was walking through the crosswalk on Baldwin Street when he was struck by a red pickup truck driven by what appeared to be a middle-aged man. “I was just about to use my phone, and I looked up as the bus stopped…saw [the victim] get off the bus, come around and [the vehicle] hit him,” said a graduate student at UGA who witnessed the pedestrian accident. The victim allegedly cracked the windshield of the pickup truck when it made contact with his head, and had a difficult time getting to his feet after the collision. According to reports, the victim was not knocked unconscious in the accident, but did appear to sustain a leg injury as a result of the collision.
Our GA Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
Unfortunately, GA pedestrian accidents are not uncommon, and this particular crosswalk has seen two such accidents during this week alone. On August 18, another UGA student was struck by a black car while crossing the Baldwin Street crosswalk in front of Joseph E. Brown Hall. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, consult our reputable lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the rights of pedestrian accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia. With a qualified personal injury lawyer on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical expenses.